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Rigel, Dutch Minelayer


Specifications:


Tonnage 1631 tons standard displacement
Dimensions
221'5" by 36'3" by 10'
67.5m by 11.04m by 3.06m
Maximum speed       12.5 knots
Complement
63 to 67
Armament 2 75mm/60 AA gun
2 0.50 machine guns
150 mines
Machinery
2-shaft triple expansion (1400 hp)
Bunkerage
197 tons coal
Range
2200 miles (3500 km) at 10 knots
Sensors
Sonar installed early in 1942


The Rigel was completed in 1931, with a sister ship planned but not completed. She was likely at Surabaya when war broke out. She was scuttled at Surabaya on 2 March 1942 as a blockship.

References

NetherlandsNavy.nl (accesssed 2011-3-12)

uboat.net (accessed 2011-3-13)

Worth (2001)



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