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  • US Rigel class

    Support Ship
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    1955    


    Support Ship Rigel class

    High-speed, large-capacity, fully refrigerated Stores ships.

    Specifications

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    350crew
    7950light (tn)
    15540full load (tn)
    153length (m)
    22beam (m)
    8.80draught (m)
    21max speed (knots)
    16000power (shp)

    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    US United States Naval Aviation Kaman Seasprite 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Shipyards

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    US Ingalls Shipbuilding - 2


    List of Ships

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    USUS NavyAF-58USS RigelNQSI - 5819551977
    USUS NavyAF-59USS VegaNQSJ - 5919551977




    2 units


    Events

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    1954-mar-15Laid downUS AF-58 USS Rigel
    1954-jun-7Laid downUS AF-59 USS Vega
    1955-mar-15LaunchedUS AF-58 USS Rigel
    1955-apr-28LaunchedUS AF-59 USS Vega
    1955-sep-2CommissionedUS AF-58 USS Rigel
    1955-nov-10CommissionedUS AF-59 USS Vega
    1970DeploymentUS AF-59 USS Vega WestPac, with USS Hancock (CVA-19) UH-2C 150156
    1975-jun-25US AF-58 USS Rigel reclassified T-AF-58
    1977-apr-29DecommissionedUS AF-59 USS Vega
    1977-apr-29StruckUS AF-59 USS Vega
    1994-may-16StruckUS AF-58 USS Rigel
    2003Fate: scrappedUS AF-58 USS Rigel






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