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LA FAYETTE HERMIONE

SKU: TS0048W

Specification:

80L x 16W x 76H (cm)

31.50L x 6.30W x 30H (inch)

Packing volume: 0.26 m³ = 9.32 ft³

Categgory:
- TALL SHIPS

LA FAYETTE HERMIONE

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The model is scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The wood used to build the hull is plantation acacia and the wood on the deck is joined by small pieces of poplar or mahogany wood together like the original boat to increase the value of the model. The base is made of the MDF. You can notice that the model is painted like the color of the original ship. The finished model is fully assembled and ready for display.

Color: Natural wood

 

HISTORY

In 1776 relations between Great Britain and the partisans for independence from the colonies of North America are tarnished. The Marquis de La Fayette upon his return to France from America endeavours to obtain France's support to the conflict. The Marquis de La Fayette conviced Louis XVI to give his backing. In 1780, La Fayette embarked on the Hermione to fight alongside the American insurgents for independence.

Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette once said that he loved liberty “with the enthusiasm of religion, the rapture of love, and the conviction of geometry.” In pursuit of this passion, he dedicated his life to the creation of democracy in America and France. Revered by many in both the new world and the old, La Fayette became known as the “Hero of Two Worlds.”

Born in Auvergne, France, La Fayette’s ambition was to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an officer. He joined the French army at the age of 16. Like many of his countrymen, he developed an abiding enthusiasm for the ideal put forth in America’s Declaration of Independence. He invested his own funds and outfitted a frigate, sailing for America in 1777, where he joined the forces of General George Washington, with whom he established a lifelong friendship.

In 1779, the Marquis de La Fayette traveled back to France for the birth of his son, whom he named George Washington du Motier. In March of 1780, he sailed from Rochefort, France on the frigate L’Hermione, arriving in Boston in April.
In 1781, the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia was a victory by the combined American and French force led by General George Washington, the Marquis de La Fayette, and the Comte de Rochambeau over the British army commanded by General Lord Charles Cornwallis. The surrender of Cornwallis’ army caused the British government to negotiate an end to the American Revolutionary War.

In 2007, France and the United States will salute La Fayette’s achievements with a celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. A variety of events and activities will hail La Fayette’s contributions to democracy and promote positive relations between the United States and France.

Hermione official website http://www.hermione.com

 

 


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