Minelayer of the Rigel class
|Navy||The Royal Dutch Navy|
|Built by||Nederlandse Droogdok Maatschappij (Amsterdam, Holland)|
|Laid down||3 Mar 1930|
|Launched||7 Mar 1931|
|Commissioned||15 Oct 1939|
|Lost||2 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:
Rigel was salvaged in March of 1944 and retroceded during 1945. Became Indonesian "Dewakambar" during 1951 (Lenton, 1967). (1)
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