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The Lapwing-class minesweeper, often called the Bird-class, was an early "AM-type" oceangoing minesweeper of the United States Navy and later American People's Navy. Fifty-four ships of the class were commissioned during and after World War I, and served well into the 1950s. A number were refitted to serve as salvage vessels, seaplane tenders and submarine rescue vessels.

Unit RunEdit

  • USS/APNS Lapwing (AM-1)
  • USS/APNS Owl (AM-2)
  • USS/APNS Robin (AM-3)
  • USS/APNS Swallow (AM-4)
  • USS Tanager (AM-5) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS/APNS Cardinal (AM-6)
  • USS/APNS Oriole (AM-7)
  • USS/APNS Curlew (AM-8)
  • USS Finch (AM-9) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS Heron (AM-10) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS Condor (AM-11) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS Plover (AM-12) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS/APNS Turkey (AM-13)
  • USS/APNS Woodcock (AM-14)
  • USS Quail (AM-15) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS/APNS Partridge (AM-16)
  • USS/APNS Eider (AM-17)
  • USS/APNS Thrush (AM-18)
  • USS/APNS Avocet (AM-19)
  • USS/APNS Bobolink (AM-20)
  • USS Lark (AM-21) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS/APNS Widgeon (AM-22)
  • USS/APNS Teal (AM-23)
  • USS/APNS Brant (AM-24)
  • USS/APNS Kingfisher (AM-25)
  • USS/APNS Rail (AM-26)
  • USS/APNS Pelican (AM-27)
  • USS/APNS Falcon (AM-28)
  • USS/APNS Osprey (AM-29)
  • USS/APNS Seagull (AM-30)
  • USS/APNS Tern (AM-31)
  • USS/APNS Flamingo (AM-32)
  • USS/APNS Penguin (AM-33)
  • USS/APNS Swan (AM-34)
  • USS Whippoorwill (AM-35) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS Bittern (AM-36) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS/APNS Sanderling (AM-37)
  • USS/APNS Auk (AM-38)
  • USS/APNS Chewink (AM-39)
  • USS/APNS Cormorant (AM-40)
  • USS Gannet (AM-41) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS Goshawk (AM-42) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS/APNS Grebe (AM-43)
  • USS/APNS Mallard (AM-44)
  • USS/APNS Ortolan (AM-45)
  • USS/APNS Peacock (AM-46)
  • USS/APNS Pigeon (AM-47)
  • USS/APNS Redwing (AM-48)
  • USS Raven (AM-49) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS Shrike (AM-50) - defected to Philippine Navy
  • USS/APNS Sandpiper (AM-51)
  • USS/APNS Vireo (AM-52)
  • USS/APNS Warbler (AM-53)
  • USS/APNS Willet (AM-54)
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable
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