HMS Stella Rigel (FY 657)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||19 Dec 1925|
Completed on 4 February 1926.
Became a danlayer in April 1944.
Renamed Alamein in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Stella Rigel (FY 657)
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|1||Skr. Frank Hodson, RNR||5 Dec 1939||3 Jun 1940|
|2||Skr. Lewis Percy Keable, RNR||3 Jun 1940||21 Aug 1940|
|3||T/Skr. Charles Frederick Parsons, RNR||21 Aug 1940||12 Nov 1940|
|4||Skr. William Ivor Phillips, RNR||12 Nov 1940||Jan 1941|
|5||T/Skr. Thomas Henry Spall, RNR||Jan 1941||23 Jul 1941|
|6||T/Skr. Richard Algernon Matthews, RNR||23 Jul 1941||mid 1942|
|7||T/Skr. Harry William Lang, RNR||30 Aug 1943||early 1945|
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Notable events involving Stella Rigel include:
25 Sep 1943
The British MS Trawler HMS Donna Nook was sunk of Harwich after a collision with the British MS Trawler HMS Stella Rigel.
27 Jun 1944
Damaged by aerially delivered mine of coast of Normandy. (source: Report by the Allied Naval Commander in Chief, Expeditionary Force, on Neptune, Volume II, Part II, Defence of the British Assault Area, Section V, Casualties Subsequent to the Assault, p. 23) (1)
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