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Name: GREENWICH
Type: Destroyer Depot Ship
Launched: 05/07/1915
Completed: 1915
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 184
Dimensions: 4676grt, 3508nrt, 390.4 x 52.1 x 26.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 42.5 & 70 X 48ins), 437nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 181616 (from 1946)
History:
1915 The Admiralty – Royal Navy as HMS GREENWICH
1946 J & R Grant Ltd, London; renamed HEMBURY
1948 Cia de Cabotagem de Pernambuco, Santos
1954 Navegaçao Mercantil SA, Rio de Janeiro
1955 Renamed NAVEM HEMBURY
1970 Broken up
Comments: 05/1914: Completed as a dry cargo ship for Greek owners, not delivered
1915: Converted to a destroyer depot ship for the Royal Navy by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend under their yard number 990.
Armament 4 x 4ins and 2 x 6 pdr guns
1939-1945: Served as a destroyer depot ship at Scapa Flow to 1941 then saw service in Canada and Iceland before returning to the Home Fleet
1946: Re-converted to a cargo ship
1970: Broken up in Brazil


Above photos as HMS GREENWICH courtesy of Richard Cox