Team Builds Replica of Lafayette's Hermione

December 2007
Military History;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p16
The article reports on the plan of Hermione-La Fayette Association to construct a replica of Hermione, the frigate that carried Marquis de Lafayette, a French military officer and former aristocrat, to selfless service in the American Revolution. Hundreds of specialized workers took just 11 months to build the original frigate. Remarkably, the shipbuilding firm at work on the replica numbers a mere dozen staff. It hopes to complete Hermione in four years and retrace the route Lafayette took to his adoptive nation.


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