Allied Warships

HNMS Rigel

Minelayer of the Rigel class

NavyThe Royal Dutch Navy
Built byNederlandse Droogdok Maatschappij (Amsterdam, Holland) 
Laid down3 Mar 1930 
Launched7 Mar 1931 
Commissioned15 Oct 1939 
Lost2 Mar 1942 

Former patrol ship for the Gouvernementsmarine. Modified as auxiliary minelayer and commissioned as such on 15 October 1939. Scuttled as a blockship at Soerabaya on 2 March 1942.


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Notable events involving Rigel include:

Mar 1944
Rigel was salvaged in March of 1944 and retroceded during 1945. Became Indonesian "Dewakambar" during 1951 (Lenton, 1967). (1)


  1. Personal communication

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