Sunday, 19 June 2022

British destroyer depot ship HMS Greenwich bound for Spain according to the Weekly Intelligence Summary No. 2 dated 15 January 1921

An item reported the departure from Portsmouth, England by the British HMS Greenwich bound for the Arosa Bay [Spain?].(1)


1. Purchased by the shipyard in a deal with the Greek navy, acquired by the Royal Navy and converted into a destroyer depot ship still on stocks, launched by William Dobson&Co. and Swan, Hunter&Wigham Richardson Ltd., Low Walker on 28 November 1913, sold on 29 April 1947 and became the British merchant ship Hembury, since 1948 of Cia de Cabotagem de Pernambuco, Brazil, 1954 owner Navegacao Mercantil SA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, renamed Navem Hembury in 1954 and broken up in 1970.


The National Archives, Kew Gardens, England CAB/24/118/69

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