Finnish Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - Wärtsilän telakka, Turku|
|Owner||Suomen Höyrylaiva O/Y, Helsinki|
|Date of attack||28 Oct 1944||Nationality: Finnish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-242 (Karl-Wilhelm Pancke)|
|Position||59° 57'N, 24° 21'E - Grid AO 3513|
|Complement||23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Mäntyluoto, Finland - Leningrad|
|Cargo||1413 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in February 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 13.15 hours on 28 Oct 1944 the Rigel struck a mine laid on 21 September by U-242 and soon thereafter a second, causing her to sink at 14.10 hours. All crewmen survived and were picked up by the Finnish tug Herkules.
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