RIGEL AR 11

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Rigel Class Destroyer Tender
    Built 1918 as EDGECOMBE
    Transferred to U.S. Navy by Executive Order October 29 1921
    Delivered November 16 1921

  1. USS RIGEL AD-13
    Commissioned Destroyer Tender (AD) February 24 1922

  2. USS RIGEL AR-11
    Redesignated Repair Ship (AR) April 10 1941
    Decommissioned July 11 1946

    Struck from Naval Register (Date unknown)
    Transferred July 12 1946 to Maritime Commission for disposal

    Fate unknown

 

Naval Covers

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  1. Rigel Covers Page 1    (1925-46)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
---
Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

1st Post Office Period September 1 1922 to [Date unknown]


 

Locy Type
3brs

1925-04-05

JonBurdett rigel ad13 19250405 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ad13 19250405.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
3s (C)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1927-10-29

Bunter Rigel AR 11 19271029 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Rigel AR 11 19271029 1 front.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
3s (C)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1927-11-03

JonBurdett rigel ad13 19271103 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ad13 19271103.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
9pu

1934-05-13

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19340513 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19340513.jpg

As AD-13


2nd Post Office Period July 1 1935 to June 30 1941


 

Locy Type
6egpy-1

1935-10-25

GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19351025 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19351025 1 Front.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
6egpy-1

1937-06-24

JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370624 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370624.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
6egpy-1
("DESTROYER BASE.")

1937-02-24

Bunter Rigel AR 11 19370224 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Rigel AR 11 19370224 1 front.jpg

Notes:


 

Locy Type
7dit (3)

"DESTROYER BASE /
BRANCH

1935-10-25

GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19351025 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19351025 2 Front.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
7dit (3)

"DESTROYER BASE /
BRANCH

1938-02-22

GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19380222 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19380222 1 Front.jpg

As AD-13
Washington's Birthday. Cachet by Battleship Oregon Chapter No. 22, USCS and possibly Robert L. Manley


 

Locy Type
7dit(3)

"DESTROYER BASE /
BRANCH

1938-05-31

Bunter Rigel AR 11 19380531 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Rigel AR 11 19380531 1 front.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
9vy

1937-03-18

JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370318 pm9v.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370318.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
9wy

1937-03-18

JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370318 pm9w.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370318.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
9xy

1937-03-18

JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370318 pm9x.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ad13 19370318.jpg

As AD-13


3rd Post Office Period July 1 1941 to July 1 1946


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3r

1941-07-24

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19410724 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19410724.jpg

As AR-11
First Day Postal Service


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3r

1941-07-24

GregCiesielski Rigel AR11 19410724 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AR11 19410724 1 Front.jpg

As AR-11. First Day of Postal Service, possible Harry Klotzbach cachet but backside of this cover has the R/S marking from Cachetmaker Al Cohen.


 

Locy Type
FDPS 3r

1941-07-24

GregCiesielski Rigel AR11 19410724 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AR11 19410724 2 Front.jpg

As AR-11. First Day of Postal Service, Cachetmaker Dr. S. E. Hutnick.


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-04-30

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19450430 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19450430.jpg

As AR-11
Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
3r (A-OTO)

1941-08-28

JonBurdett rigel ar11 82841 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 82841.jpg

As AR-11


 

Locy Type
3z

1944-01-12

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19440112 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19440112.jpg

As AR-11
Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9v

1945-02-10
to
1945-02-20

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19450210 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19450210.jpg

As AR-11
Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-48

1943-07-11

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19430711 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19430711.jpg

As AR-11
Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-48

1942-01-17

GregCiesielski Rigel AR11 19420117 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AR11 19420117 1 Front.jpg

As AR-11
Appears to have Provisional Bars



 

Locy Type
3ey
(Unlisted)

1931-06-01
to
1935-06-30

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19310625 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19310625.jpg

As AD-13
San Diego Receiving Ship


 

Locy Type
5 (Unlisted)
Dial Text
"SAN DIEGO, CALIF. /
(RECEIVING SHIP BR.)"

Killer Text
"IN HONOR OF / MOTHERS DAY"

1934-05-13

JonBurdett rigel ar11 19340513 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ar11 19340513.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
5 (Unlisted)
Dial Text
"SAN DIEGO, CALIF. /
(RECEIVING SHIP BR.)"

Killer Text
"U.S.S. RIGEL /
U.S. DES.BASE"

1934-11-22

GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19341122 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19341122 1 Front.jpg

As AD-13
On back, New York City (Recd.) Postmark


 

Locy Type
5 (Unlisted)
Dial Text
"SAN DIEGO, CALIF. /
(RECEIVING SHIP BR.)"

Killer Text
"ARD-1 ADMITS /
USS SICARD"

1935-01-28

GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19350128 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AD13 19350128 1 Front.jpg

As AD-13


 

Locy Type
6egiy-1 (Unlisted)
Dial Text
"RECEIVING BR. SAN DIEGO /
CALIF."

1933-09-21

JonBurdett rigel ad13 19330921 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel ad13 19330921.jpg

As AD-13

 

Other Information

RIGEL earned 4 Battle Stars for WWII service

RIGEL AR-11 was at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941 at The Pearl Harbor Navy Yard

NAMESAKE - Named for a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Orion


 


 

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