- USS Varuna
Two ships in the
United States Navyhave 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
gunboatlaunched 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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