De-masted three decker in Harbour

A Nelsonian/Napoleonic wooden wall with steam tugs alongside

A Nelsonian/Napoleonic wooden wall with steam tugs alongside

A Pompey forward heads the ball towards the Milton goal.  (Barry Cox collection)

From the heat of Egypt to blackberrying at Leigh Park

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This marvellous photograph of a Nelsonian/Napoleonic wooden wall was loaned to me by William Tofts of Copnor, Portsmouth.

I don’t believe it to be HMS Victory, but it could be.

All the upper masts and yards have been taken down and I wonder if she was being taken away for scrap?

The steam tugs alongside make me think that.

If you have the slightest idea which ship she is, please let me know.

Thanks.

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