Allied Warships

USS Rigel (AR 11)

Repair ship

NavyThe US Navy
TypeRepair ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAR 11 
Built bySkinner and Eddy Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched23 Nov 1918 
Commissioned24 Feb 1922 
End service11 Jul 1946 
History

Displacement: 6250 BRT
Length: 424 feet
Complement: 482
Armament as modified during the war: 4 3" AA guns, 4 40mm AA (2x2), 12 20mm AA (6x2)
Speed: 10.5 kts
Engine: Geared turbine, 1 shaft
Power: 2500 HP

Commissioned as destroyer tender USS Rigel (AD-13) on 24 February 1922
Redesignated Repair Ship USS Rigel (AR-11) on 10 April 1941
Decommissioned on 11 July 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap

 

Commands listed for USS Rigel (AR 11)

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CommanderFromTo
1Byron McCandless, USN12 Jan 1937mid 1941
2Roy Dudley, USNmid 194118 Feb 1944
3Jay Glenn Huntoon, USNR18 Feb 19442 Dec 1944
4Valentine Murchy Davis, USN2 Dec 1944

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