USS Lark

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USS Lark may refer to:

USS <i>Lark</i> (AM-21) Lapwing-class minesweeper

The first USS Lark (AM-21) was a Lapwing-class minesweeper in the United States Navy. She was named for the lark.

<i>Lapwing</i>-class minesweeper 1918 class of minesweepers of the United States Navy

The Lapwing-class minesweeper, often called the Bird class, was an early "AM-type" oceangoing minesweeper of the United States Navy. Seven ships of the class were commissioned during World War I, and served well into the 1950s. A number were refitted to serve as ocean-going tugs, salvage vessels, seaplane tenders, or submarine rescue ships.

USS <i>Lark</i> (AMS-23)

USS Lark was a YMS-1-class minesweeper of the YMS-135 subclass built for the United States Navy during World War II.

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