RIGEL T-AF 58

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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 Stores Ship
    Keel Laid March 15 1954 as a Maritime Administration type (R3-S-4A) hull
    Launched March 15 1955

  1. USS RIGEL AF-58
    Commissioned September 2 1955 - Decommissioned June 23 1975

  2. USNS RIGEL T-AF-58
    Placed In Service by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) June 23 1975 - Out of Service September 9 1992

    Struck from Naval Register May 16 1994
Rigel AF58 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1    (1966-75)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

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


 

Locy Type
2(n+)

1962-05-22

GregCiesielski Rigel AF58 19620522 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Rigel AF58 19620522 1 Front.jpg

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Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)

1975-05-30

JonBurdett rigel af58 19750530 pm.jpg
JonBurdett rigel af58 19750530.jpg

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Locy Type
9ef(n+u)

1975-05-30

JonBurdett rigel af58 19750530 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett rigel af58 19750530.jpg

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Other Information

USS RIGEL received the following awards during her Naval career - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Orion.

 


 

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