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Hermione (02)

Replica of the French 18th century frigate warship, Hermione, that transported ...

 

"Gilbert du Motier the Marquis de Lafayette to the newly independent United States to meet General George Washington with news of French military aid in 1780 during the American Revolutionary War. It was a Concorde class 32 gun frigate that participated in the naval blockade of the British contributing to the defeat of General Cornwallis by Washington and Rochambeau in the siege of Yorktown, Virginia.

 

The British captured the Hermione’s sister ship, La Concorde in 1783. Before putting it into their service they made a study of the La Concorde including making drawings and plans. These plans were preserved and formed the basis for the Hermione replica. "

Potomac River Sailing Association.

 

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Looking across the Potomac River toward Mount Vernon, Virginia, from a vantage point at ...

 

National Colonial Farm

Accokeek, Maryland.

9 June 2015.

 

[Another view: here.]

 

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Photo courtesy Albert Cizauskas, Jr.

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Taken on June 9, 2015