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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
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.
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||Photographed operating out of Miami, Florida, summer 1945
||Mr. K.R. Jameson, from the collection of Bruce A. Franklin
||Lcdr Leonard A. (Bud) Myhre, Varian's wartime commanding officer
||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
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Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Varian
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