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Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory in 1944, minus her top-masts and bowsprit.

Lucky to survive the bombing from the Luftwaffe, as 20% of Portsmouth was destroyed.

Contrary to belief, the New Forest was already a well established woodland, used by Anglo-Saxon nobility, and was not planted for timber for the Royal Navy. It was proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conqueror, and is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Nova Foresta (new hunting ground).
It is true that in the 1700s plantations were planted for the Royal Navy for it's shipyards, but it would be incorrect to think the whole forest was planted for this purpose

Source: navalHistoria