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General Lafayette on ship to America during American Revolutionary War (1780)

Hermione, the French "frigate of Enlightenment," (light, fast, maneuverable) was built in 11 mos at Rochefort, France. "General LaFayette embarke...
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Hermione, the French "frigate of Enlightenment," (light, fast, maneuverable) was built in 11 mos at Rochefort, France. "General LaFayette embarked at Rochefort on 11 March 1780, arrived in Boston on 28 April carrying the secret news that he had secured French reinforcements (5,500 men and five frigates) for George Washington." (https:--en.wikipedia.org-wiki-French_frigate_Hermione_(1779)
The rest is history!
Photo shows L'HERMIONE, reconstructed project (1997-2015), full-size replica, sailing to the American coast, along with volunteer crew from France and all over the world. Educational event showing the French General Lafayette scoping the shores of the Delaware River---a bit of American history 235 years later!
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