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    Looks like I spend a few days in range of the famous French frigate rebuild!

    Home Harbour of L‘Hermione is Rochefort. 29 km away from me.

    The blue arrow on the map is my position.

    Stay tuned...
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    Go for it Sven.
    I had to cross the Atlantic to see her.
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    Sven, If you get to see her will you post some photo's here please.

    I was in Rochfort a few years ago but didn't see her. It must be interesting for the Captain getting up the Charante River it's very twisty and from memory runs quite strongly.

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    Probably the same way she came into Yorktown, under auxiliary engine power.
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    Rochefort is hard to master with the tide action.

    I think you need some rudder boats to pull here into the docks.

    I‘ll report...

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    Here's a couple of photos from her trip to the US.

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    Captain - still serving as such today.

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    You can catch a few shots of Hermione in Yorktown here.

    https://sailsofglory.org/album.php?albumid=335

    The first picture is Bligh meets Washington. This was arranged by Richard Schwab who knew the guy playing General Washington from his re-enactment days.
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    ...and here are some photos of the l'Hermione in Rochefort in Summer 2018:

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    Super pictures Achim. That takes me back a few years.
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    Hey, Fort Louvois is in that neighborhood too!

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    Just south of the action we are fighting Dobbs.



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    Rob.
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    Saw this one too,yesterday.
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    A few pictures for you.

    Not much text because I send them with my mobile phone.

    But it was really impressing to see that ship!
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    Everything was well explained, from sailing, rigging, cannons, navigating, etc.

    Some pictures on the side again, I’ll correct this next week.
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    At the moment the ship is repaired and the workers are busy with all the work that is to do to keep the ship in a sailable condition.

    The white flag carries the names of al sponsors.
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    Very nice tour of the ship. When I was onboard I was told that one of the 12 lb guns is an original dating to the 18th century!

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    Yes, up to 3 guns on board are originals. The rest - full metal - reproductions.

    The things I missed were the gunports and a more nice Stern section.

    But a great experience to be on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comte de Brueys View Post
    Yes, up to 3 guns on board are originals. The rest - full metal - reproductions.

    The things I missed were the gunports and a more nice Stern section.

    But a great experience to be on board.
    Yes I thought it strange that there were no gun ports! I understand this was not uncommon for French ship design. I believe they did have some covering for heavy weather though. Someone on the Naval Action PC game forum is a crew member and often posts about the ship.

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    Yes, they have something to close the gunports vs. bad weather.

    It‘s closed from inside.

    ...and the guns are fixed in the „barrel out“ position.
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    Even more great pictures Sven.
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    Thanks everyone for the photos, especially Eric's first one, that is a beautiful ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Super pictures Achim. That takes me back a few years.
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    Thank You.
    I made an album with some more.

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    Just looked at your Album John The scenics look even better enlarged.
    One bit of nit picking though, if you don't mind me mentioning it. Your Palm trees want cutting down a bit. They are higher than the masts of your ships.
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    A very instructive album Achim.
    More Kudos to you.
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    Nice album indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Just looked at your Album John The scenics look even better enlarged.
    One bit of nit picking though, if you don't mind me mentioning it. Your Palm trees want cutting down a bit. They are higher than the masts of your ships.
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    I think you might be on the wrong thread Rob but you are right, the palms should be about half the size they are, what glue do you use for these flexible trees?

    On topic, how do I find Achim's album?

    I've half a mind to spend some time in Spain this winter, and Rochforte would be on my route there. It's quite an exciting thought.

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    I was on this thread when I went and looked at your album John.
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    Finally managed to get this present from Tikkifriend framed.
    It now has pride of place over my new Wargames table.
    Better late than never Paul!


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    Rob.
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