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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

RIGEL minelayer (1931)

Rigel 1932

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Rigel 37 Nederlandse Dok- en Scheepsbouw Mij, Amsterdam 3/1930 7/3/1931 11/1931 scuttled 2/3/1942

  

Displacement standard, t

1378

Displacement full, t

1631

Length, m

69.6 pp 74.0 oa

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

3.06

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1400

Max speed, kts

12.7

Fuel, t

coal 197

Endurance, nm(kts)

2200(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/37 Krupp Nr.1, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 150 mines

Complement

67

Ship project history: Patrol ship and yacht of the governor-general of the East Indies. The project was developed on the basis of minelayer Krakatau. Rigel was reclassified to minelayer 15/10/1939.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Rigel was scuttled at Batavia 2/3/1942. She was lifted by Japanese in March, 1944 and put into repair, in 1945 she was returned to the Netherlands, but never commissioned again. In 1951, still being on repair at Surabaya, ship was transferred to Indonesia and renamed Dewakambar; in Naval Forces of Indonesia it was planed to convert her to survey vessel, however the further fate of the ship is unknown (probably, she was never repaired).

Rigel 1931

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14