Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive

USS Varian (DE 798)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - Y - W - F
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Second Row: American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/ 2 stars - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Buckley
Type: TE (turbine-electric drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1400 tons (light), 1740 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 10' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, G.E. turbines with electric drive, 12000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 15 / 198
Varian (DE 798) Building and Operational Data:
  • 27 August 1943: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
  • 6 November 1943: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Arnold F. Brunkow, sister of the late Ens. Varian
  • 29 February 1944: Commissioned, Lcdr C. W. Petrie, USNR, in command
  • 15 March 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • 1 December 1972: Stricken from the NVR
  • 2 January 1974: Sold for scrapping to the Southern Scrap Metal Co., New Orleans, La.
    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By And/Or Copyright
    Varian 39k Photographed operating out of Miami, Florida, summer 1945 Mr. K.R. Jameson, from the collection of Bruce A. Franklin
    Varian 97k Lcdr Leonard A. (Bud) Myhre, Varian's wartime commanding officer Omer Smith
    Varian ---k 27 October 1945: New Haven, Conn. - Varian celebrates Navy Day, 1945.

                 Additional Crew Photos taken on Navy Day
    William F. Nance, RM1c

    View the USS Varian (DE 798) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Memoirs of Varian's WWII Skipper - Lcdr L.A. (Bud) Myhre
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    Note About Contacts

    Contact information is compiled from various sources over a period of time and may, or may not, be correct. Every effort has been
    made to list the newest contact. However, our entry is only as good as the latest information that's been sent to us. We list only
    a contact for the ship if one has been sent to us. We do NOT have crew lists or rosters available. Please see the Frequently Asked
    Questions section on Navsource's Main Page for that information.

    Additional Resources

    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Varian
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Destroyers Online - USS Varian Page
    Military.Com - USS Varian Page
    To The DE Photo Index Page Back To The Main Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, or Image Submissions, Please E-mail: DE Info
    Problems or Site Related Matters, Please E-mail: Webmaster

    This Page Created And Maintained by Mike Smolinski
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    by Paul R. Yarnall, All Rights Reserved.
    Page Last Updated 27 December 2009