Leslie J. Sprigg (1920 - 2016) ex: Leading Telegraphist.
My time on HMS Greenwich
HMS Greenwich (25/09/1945 -
Leslie J. Sprigg ex: Leading Telegraphist. RN.
My last and only big ship was
HMS Greenwich, a destroyer depot ship, in Portsmouth harbour. I was
leading telegraphist to S.O.R.F. Portsmouth. My main task was to send
out test signals to selected vessels in the reserve fleet and then be
taken by picket boat to collect and mark them. This was a nice quiet
number and a good way to finish my service.
I was crew for six months and
then demobbed. I joined the Royal Fleet Reserve for a further six
(F.10) Converted from Merchant ship before its launch, Built by Dobson,
swan Hunter and launched 5th July 1915. Displacement: 8,100 tons,
Speed: 11 Knots, Compliment: 224 Armament: Four 4 -inch Guns and one 3
- inch AA Gun. served throughout Ww1 and saw service in WW2 as a
destroyer depot Ship at Scapa Flow 1939 - 1941, then saw service in
Canada and Iceland during 1942, serving the rest of the war in Home
waters . after the war converted back to merchant ship by Swan Hunter in
1947as Hembury becoming Naven Hembury in 1955. (Source :