I was doing some genealogy research and happened upon this site. My father, Lawrence Val (Bob) White was stationed on the USS Rigel during WWII. He was on board the ship during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, he never talked much about it when I was growing up and by the time I was a young adult and more interested in the history of his entire experiences, he had passed away. I did check the site you mentioned in your post and learned a few more facts about the ship I had not read before.