Allied Warships

USS Varian (DE 798)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
ClassBuckley 
PennantDE 798 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered13 Nov 1942 
Laid down27 Aug 1943 
Launched6 Nov 1943 
Commissioned29 Feb 1944 
End service15 Mar 1946 
History

Decommissioned 15 March 1946.
Stricken 1 December 1972.
Sold 2 January 1974 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Varian (DE 798)

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CommanderFromTo
1Clarence Walker Petrie, USNR29 Feb 1944Aug 1944
2Leonard Allison Myhre, USNRAug 1944

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Notable events involving Varian include:


16 Jan 1945
German U-boat U-248 was sunk in the North Atlantic in position 47°43'N, 26°37'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Hayter, USS Otter, USS Varian and USS Hubbard.

24 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin


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