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STELLA RIGEL H283
Built
1925
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
149058
Length Ft
140.4
Tons Gross
358
Yard Number
478
Breadth Ft
24.0
Tons Net
153
Launched
19 12 1925
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Hp
96 HP
Registered
04 02 1925
Signal Letters
GTVX
Knots
11 K
Registered LADY BERYL H283 Owners 1925 -1935 Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers
  OCEAN DUKE H283 Owners 04 11 1935 Ocean Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull
  STELLA RIGEL H283 Owners 28 03 1938 Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd Hull
  HMT STELLA RIGEL Owners 02 09 1939 - Admiralty  Requisition
  ALAMEIN H283 Owners 08 06 1945 Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd
    Owners 06 02 1949 Yolland Bros Milford Haven
  LADY OLWEN H283 Owners 04 08 1949 St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull
  REMINDO GY252 Owners 1952 G F Sleight - Grimsby
    Owners  
Fate : 28 04 1955 Whilst sheltering at anchor off the Faroe Islands the anchor chain broke and the vessel was driven onto the rocks, the Ben Meidie SN340 also at anchor came to assist but after having no time to launch their lifeboat before the vessel slipped off the rocks, 3 men were rescued from the water a further eleven were found clinging to a liferaft, one man was swept away and a further 3 died on the way to Thorshaven.
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Sept 1939
FY 657
Minesweeper
July 1945
H.M.T STELLA RIGEL - Sept 1943 The Harwich Minesweepers Franc Tireur, Stella Rigel, and Donna Nook were sweeping off Harwich when they were attacked by E boats the Franc Tireur was sunk, the Stella Rigel ran into the Donna Nook sinking her , eventually the Stella Rigel rescued the survivors of the Donna Nook.
SPALL - T. H - DSC ( Skipper ) ( Grimsby ) Was awarded the DSC for his lone defence of his vessel and bringing down a German Heinkel, which had attacked the vessel while at anchor after a days sweeping. After skipper Spall heared and obserevd the Heinkel circle his vessel he saw it aproach at a lower altitude from astern, Skipper Spall opened fire with the Oerlikan Gun, after releasing all the ammunition in the pan of the gun, he observed the German plane lose altitude and crash into the sea half a mile ahead of his vessel.