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|Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941||Western New Guinea operations
Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander Seventh Fleet, 21 April - 30 June 1944
| Bismarck Archipelago operation
Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander Seventh Fleet, 25 June 1943 to 1 May 1944
|Eastern New Guinea operations
Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander Seventh Fleet, 12 to 30 June 1944
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|USS Rigel (AD-13)
|184k||USS Rigel (AD-13) moored at San Diego. The raked masts and smokestack behind her belong to
USS Buffalo (AD-8). Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, served as CO from 17 June 1931 to 30 September 1933. He has signed this
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 58108
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|249k||Captain Chester W. Nimitz with officers and men of USS Rigel (AD -13) at Reserve Fleet Base San Diego, 1931-33.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 49165
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|155k||USS Rigel (AD-13) at San Diego, 9 April 1941, one day before being reclassified as a Base Repair Ship, ARb-1.
She is moored next to the marine railway at the Destroyer Base and is helping to fit out the nearby fishing vessels as small patrol craft (YP) or minesweepers (AMc).
This semi-active ship appears to have received few if any alterations since the 1920s.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 95609 (detail), courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USS Rigel (AR-11)
|24k||USS Rigel (AR-11) date and location unknown. Photo is from the Rigel Register Newsletter.||Todd Cabral|
|177k||USS Rigel (AR-11) moored pierside at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 20 April 1942.
Photo from Life Magazine collection, photographer Ralph Morse. For educational and non-commercial use.
|464k||USS Rigel (AR-11) anchored in Milne Bay, New Guinea Jan 1944.||Photo by RADM J. O Cobb USN|
|146k||Stern view of USS Rigel (AR-11) dry docked at Manila, P.I. late fall 1945.||Jeff Gates, PH3/c USS Rigel|
|73k||USS Rigel (AR-11) at anchor, in Manila Bay, P.I., late fall 1945.||Jeff Gates, Photographers Mate Third Class USS Rigel|
|99k||US Rigel (AR-11) crew members raising the "homeward bound pennant," Manila Bay, P.I., late fall 1945.||Jeff Gates, PH3/c USS Rigel|
|99k||USS Rigel (AR-11) refueling at sea while enroute back to the US, date unknown.||Jeff Gates, PH3/c USS Rigel|
|87k||USS Rigel (AR-11) at anchor, date and location unknown. Rigel received extensive repairs and alterations to
her superstructure at Pearl Harbor between July 1941 and April 1942 and then served continuously in the western Pacific through the end of World War II.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 83854, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Mike Green and
Heather Satterfield for her Grandfather James Brice McDill, (USS Rigel Jan 1944 to January 1946)
|01||LT. Affleck, Edward Gillespie||24 February 1922 - 26 June 1922|
|02||CAPT. Brinser, Harry Lerch :RADM||26 June 1922 - 15 June 1923|
|03||CAPT. Church, John Gaylord||15 June 1923 - ?|
|05||CAPT. Morris, Robert||12 June 1928 - ?|
|06||CAPT. Nimitz, Chester William, USN (1905) :FADM||17 June 1931 - ?|
|07||Frucht, Max Mike||1 November 1933 - ?|
|08||CAPT. McCandless, Byron||12 January 1937 - ?|
|09||CAPT. Dudley, Roy||1941 - ?|
|10||CAPT. Huntoon, Jay Glenn||18 February 1944 - 2 December 1944|
|11||CDR. Davis, Valentine, Murchy||2 December 1944 - 1946|
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