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|Tonnage||9245 tons fully loaded
|Dimensions||424' by 54' by 18'
129.2m by 16.4m by 5.5m
|Maximum speed||8 knots|
4 3"/50 AA guns
||1-shaft geared turbine (2500 shp)
||Armament was eventually upgraded by removing the 5" gun and shipping 4x2 40mm Bofors antiaircraft guns, and 6x2 20mm Oerlikon antiaircraft guns
The Rigel was a United Fruit liner converted in 1922 to a destroyer tender. It was redesignated a repair ship in 1941. Rigel was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack but survived the war.
NavSource.org (accessed 2010-3-13)
ONI 222 (1945-9-1)
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