From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Any of various birds of the family Fringillidae, having short, cone-shaped bills and brownish or grayish plumage.
[Transcribers Note: For various reasons some vessels were omitted from DANFS Vol. I. Among these was the YMS-1 class minesweeper Bunting. However, brief details of this ship are given in Vol. V, Appendix II - Minecraft. The following is the entry for Bunting in Part P - Motor Minesweepers (YMS) of that Appendix:]
Built at Dachel-Carter SB Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich.
Keel laid 10/1/42, Launched 5/29/42, Completed 7/10/43, Chg. from YMS-170 to BUNTING (AMS-3) on 2/18/47, Authorized for conversion to MHC in FY 1955, Chg. from AMS-3 to MHC-45 on 2/7/55, Converted at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Conversion begun 3/22/55, Conversion completed 8/23/55.
Struck from Naval Vessel Register 6/1/60.