Frigate Hermione

In 1780, the French frigate Hermione carried general Lafayette and reinforcements to help the United States fight their revolution.

A copy of the frigate is currently being built in Rochefort, where the original frigate was built in 11 months in 1779. As of 2011, it’s been 14 years since building started, she’s scheduled to float in 2012 and be sailing in 2013…