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AB AC AD AE AG AK AM AO AQ AS AT AW AX AZ BM BT BU
CE CM CS CT DC DK DM DP DS DT EA EM EN EO ET EW
FC FT GM GS (53-61) GS (78-Now) HM HT IC IM IS IT JO LI LN LS
MA (48-67) MA (72-Now) ME ML MM MN MR MS MT MU NAVY NC ND OM OS OT
PC PH PM PN PR QM RD (WW2) RD (48-72) RM SD SF SH SK SM
SO ST SV SW TM UT WT YN NAVY DIVER


U.S.S. RIGEL

(AF-58)

SERVICE TO THE FLEET WITH PRIDE

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AF-58 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1954-Keel Date: 15 MAR 1954
MAR1955-Launch Date: 15 MAR 1955
SEP1955-Commissioned: 2 SEP 1955
JAN1957-OCT1958Dry Dock
MAR1957-JUL1967Caribbean - Mediterranean
OCT1961-DEC1961Cuban Missle Blockade
SEP1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1964-NOV1964North Atlantic
APR1965-MAY1965DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CRISIS
AUG1965- Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1965-Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1966-MAY1966Dependents Cruise
JUN1966-SEP1966North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN1966-SEP1966Mediterranean- Kristianson Norway Reef Placement WWII Fallen
JAN1970-MAR1970North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN1970-JUN1970Guantanamo Bay
MAR1971-MAR1972West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1971-JUL1972Panama Canal
AUG1971-Shellback Initiation - 13 AUG 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1971-JUL1973Mediterranean
NOV1971-JUL1973Mediterranean
MAY1972-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1973-JUN1973Mediterranean
APR1973-Shellback Initiation - 4 APR 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1973-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1973-DEC1973Drydock in Philadelphia PA
SEP1973-DEC1973Drydock in Philadelphia PA
MAR1975-JUN1975Mediterranean

AF-58 General Specifications

Complement: 350 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 15150 tons

Length: 502 feet

Beam: 72 feet

Draft: 29 feet

Flank Speed: 21 kts