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Mystery ship, Manchester

Mystery ship, Manchester

Postcard says on front: 'The Mystery Ship at Manchester'.
On the back: 'Uncle Billy Matthew's mystery ship, WWII'.
I wonder if it's the ship that became HMS Fidelity?

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Doesn't seem to resemble any of the "Special Service" vessels commissioned during WW2.
 

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I've looked closely at the flag, and it could well be a white ensign, as the base of the flag near the hoist looks much lighter than a red duster.
 

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Interesting to see the old paddle tug at the stern. I remember one called the Old Trafford maybe Bob, the ex.MSC tugman can confirm.

Alec.
 

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I can only go on what's written on the back(WWII), and the person I bought it from--Billy Matthews was his uncle. I wondered if it was one of the Hogarth 'Barons', or even an early Manchester Liner? A lot of ships built between 1900-1930 of similar design. Masts look to be telescopic. Could be a double name?
Brent
 

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