Allied Warships

HMS Greenwich (F 10)

Destroyer Depot Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer Depot Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 10 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Laid down 
Launched5 Jul 1915 
CommissionedJul 1916 
End service 

Displacement: 8100 tons.
Armament: 4 4" guns, 1 3" AA gun.
Speed: 11 knots.
Complement: 224 men.

Ordered by the Greek Navy from Swan Hunter who sub contacted the hull to W. Dobson & Co. Ltd, Walker on Tyne. The ship was taken over on the stocks by the Admiralty in 1915.

Served as Destroyer Depot Ship at Scapa Flow during 1939-1941. Served at Canada and Iceland in 1942 before returning to home waters.

Sold into merchantile service in 1947 being renamed Hembury.


Commands listed for HMS Greenwich (F 10)

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1Cdr. John Henry Pipe, RN31 Jul 193920 Jun 1944
2A/Capt. (retired) Charles Everard Hughes White, DSO, DSC, RN20 Jun 194429 Oct 1945

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