SS RIGEL (TPVF -> OHFX, LR/IMO) Valmistunut/completed: 1905.6, England, Pallion, William Doxford & Sons.
6450 dwt, 2100 HP, 110.52 x 14.68 x 6.59 m. Shipyard no. 334. Turret steamer.
1905.5: NORDLAND, Ångfartygs AB. Tirfing (Brorströms) Göteborg. 1930: RIGEL, Rederi AB Iris (C H Abrahamsen) Stockholm. Price 150000 SKR.
1932.6.14: RIGEL, homeport Mariehamn. Rederiaktiebolaget Iris (subsidiary of Iris Stockholm), Mariehamn. Flag of convenience.
1942.2.6: RIGEL, AB Iris, Stockholm 1953.3.3: enroute Oxelösund - Port Talbot loaded with iron ore in dense fog engine was stopped. In strong flow (tide?) the RIGEL floated against anchored Italian ms SENEGAL. Leakage in the midships, the RIGEL sank after midnight 4th Mars 25 nm north of Margate, Kent (another source psn 51.41N/2.16E. Another info states that the RIGEL was anchored). Ferry ARNHEM rescued 29 sailors, one sailor rescued by the SENEGAL.
Read The Glasgow Herald - Mar 5, 1953