USS Varuna


USS Varuna

Two ships in the United States Navy have been named USS "Varuna" for Varuna, the Vedic god of oceans and rivers and keeper of the souls of the drowned.

* The first "Varuna" was a screw gunboat launched in 1861 and sunk by enemy action in April 1862.
* The second "Varuna" (AGP-5) was a motorboat tender, commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1946.


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