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USS Varian was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on August 27, 1943 and launched on November 6, the same year. It was commissioned on February 29, 1944 under Lt. Comdr. C. W. Petrie’s command with the hull number DE-798 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on March 15, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and it had the main missions in Bizerte, Boston, Puerto Rico, New London, Hampton Roads, Florida, Miami or New Haven. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on December 1, 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Varian received 2 battle stars.