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.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • USS Varuna (1861) — was a heavy (1,300 ton) steam powered ship acquired by the Union Navy during the early days of the American Civil War. She was outfitted with powerful 8 inch guns and assigned, as a gunboat, to the Union blockade of the waterways of the… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Oneida (1861) — The second USS Oneida was a screw sloop of war in the United States Navy. Oneida was authorized by Act of Congress, February 1861, and built at the New York Navy Yard; launched 20 November 1861; and commissioned 28 February 1862, Captain Samuel P …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip — The Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip (18 April 1862 ndash; 24 April 1862) in the American Civil War was the decisive preliminary for the capture of the city of New Orleans by the Union naval force under Flag Officer (later Admiral) David G …   Wikipedia

  • River Defense Fleet — Infobox Military Unit name=River Defense Fleet dates=March to June 1862 country=Confederate States of America branch=Army (see article) battles=Forts Jackson and St. Philip,Plum Point Bend,MemphisThe River Defense Fleet was a set of fourteen… …   Wikipedia

  • William McKnight — Infobox Military Person name=William McKnight born= birth date|1842|5|3 died= death date and age|1914|11|4|1842|5|3 placeofbirth=Ulster County, New York placeofdeath= placeofburial= caption=Coxswain William McKnight nickname= allegiance= United… …   Wikipedia

  • List of auxiliaries of the United States Navy — This is a list of auxiliaries of the United States Navy. It covers the various types of ships that support the frontline combat vessels of the United States Navy. See also: * United States Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force * United States Coast Guard… …   Wikipedia

  • CSS Governor Moore — LSNS Governor Moore was a schooner rigged steamer in the Confederate States Navy. Governor Moore had been Southern S. S. Company s Charles Morgan , named for the firm s founder and built at New York in 1854 as a schooner rigged, low pressure,… …   Wikipedia

  • List of United States Navy ships, V — V* USS V 1 (SS 163) * USS V 2 (SS 164) * USS V 3 (SS 165) * USS V 4 (SS 166) * USS V 5 (SS 167) * USS V 6 (SS 168) * USS V 7 (SS 169) * USS V 8 (SS 170) * USS V 9 (SS 171) * USS V 43 (1915)Va* USS Vaga (YT 116, YTB 374) * USS Vagrant (PYc 30) *… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Schiffe der United States Navy/V — Schiffe der United States Navy A B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National Underwater and Marine Agency — The National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), originally an organization within the fiction of author Clive Cussler, is a private non profit organization in the United States. Cussler created and leads the actual organization which is… …   Wikipedia