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PSNC's Potaro, with Jumbo derrick and all topmasts lowered for Manchester Ship Canal transit
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I thought all the PSNC's ships beginning with the letter "P" were steamships and this doesn't look like one. Possibly Royal Mail Lines Essiquibo or one of the earlier PSNC motor ships.

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Nick, the P boats were motor ships all built in the 1940's. This one has a longer name than Potaro so could be the Pilcomayo, just a guess. The E boats were built in the 50's and had more accommodation amidships.

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PSNC had green boottopping RML had red, unable to discern the colour in this photo. Looking at the accomodation layout I suggest she is a RML vessel certainly not the Essequibo as I sailed on her but am not an expert on their vessels, so its over to the RML officinados
 

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Yes gents, my mistake it is a Royal Mail ship not PSNC and looking closely at the name on the stern it could well be Pilcomayo
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I also think it is the Pilcomayo I was in her but I,m only going by the length of the name on the stern although one of the other P boats was the Paraguay , I bet the lowering of the jumbo and the topmast,s was a bundle of laughs best regards Dave .
 

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POTARO had radial boat davits, not luffing as shown. Also, Royal Mail vessels were registered at London (as shown) P.S.N.C were Liverpool. Looks like PILCOMAYO.
 

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