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The website and media coverage of Hermione is as atrocious as the ship is a gobsmackingly tremendous triumph. Is she floating? Sailing? WHAT???

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I had heard that they were building Hermione and now I see videos. Thankee for bringing it up. I have read that the French built fantastic ships. Some French designs in game would be welcome, especially frigates.

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Well there's Surprise (Unity) already in, which is a good start :) And hoping this week to put up some pics and plans for some Breton (and Cornish) luggers which hopefully will grab the attention of one of the excellent ship modelers who pop in to these forums - we need something for the cutters in-game to chase down!

 

On a vaguely related note, anyone here know where this shot was taken, or indeed where Hermione is at the moment? I think it was taken from Le Cap de la Chèvre as she leaves the Bay of Douarnenez...pretty perfect picture for NA, although it seems whilst I've been away the first 'map' will no long be the English Channel...?

 

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Florilège des vidéos de l’Hermione pendant ses premiers essais à la mer.

 

http://youtu.be/Qk0GoxjLn60

http://bcove.me/y9iai3cb

http://youtu.be/nUIu5J-cz_c

http://bcove.me/ewphvr6a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jR3kCk89GSU&list=PL__u9curxVpmZqoS8dxKRgmHQLaj2RQQV

http://youtu.be/0QjmWkkKsrc

http://youtu.be/_shGWuAdgng

http://youtu.be/0iXCeetcuMk

http://youtu.be/gDnj1BbL-1c

http://youtu.be/9ftF0suN00Q

http://youtu.be/GhJUY03Ee9E

http://youtu.be/mVNTDmY1rik

http://youtu.be/yVcjlOAhf8Y

http://youtu.be/KYJmjbHhL_s

http://youtu.be/-dhmtu9PaW4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qaPWvyWAzXk&list=PL__u9curxVpmZqoS8dxKRgmHQLaj2RQQV

http://youtu.be/OOCgYhsGhs0

http://youtu.be/MViB--l3mg4

http://youtu.be/0DIDMHqvriA

http://youtu.be/RdcPYsX4zao

http://youtu.be/AQk1pxp9qw8

http://youtu.be/z7K4sVAbolM

http://youtu.be/Xiprwm4TEy4

http://youtu.be/1EiXtMNcviA

http://youtu.be/xlgtyDLRr7U

http://youtu.be/GlIgCyqB5KQ

 

En cherchant bien, il doit y en avoir beaucoup d’autre. C'est un tout ces vidéos.

 

Juste pour finir le post, voici une citation du commandant de l’Hermione, c’est pour alimenter le débat sur la vitesse des bâtiments de l’époque.

 

« 105 miles parcourus à 4,4 nœuds de moyenne, au près serré dans 10 à 15 nœuds de vent ; des phases de 15 minutes avec la barre à zéro ; un cap tenu parfaitement : L'Hermione est un bateau hallucinant ! »

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Thanks, nice vids !

 

I enjoyed those ones especially:

Back to Brest: http://youtu.be/yVcjlOAhf8Y?t=14s

Tacking explanations: http://youtu.be/gDnj1BbL-1c?t=1m54s

Music on the Hermione (with comments in English): http://youtu.be/OOCgYhsGhs0?t=13s

Return to Rochefort after the sea trials: http://youtu.be/GlIgCyqB5KQ?t=13s

 

Also Surcouf points out some realistic ship speeds with a quote from the Hermione's captain:

« 105 miles traveled at 4,4 knots average, close-hauled in a 10 to 15 knots wind ; 15 minute phases with the rudder amidships ; a perfectly stayed course : L'Hermione is a hallucinating ship ! »

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Great project, absolutely. Curious also a french project is to build/recreate a medieval castle with contemporary materials. Also a huge intention.

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I definitely want to see her when she comes to my neck of the woods.

 

That said, in the first video, that guy's clothes are ill-fitting and improper. I realize I'm being anal retentive, but I'm a reenactor of the period, so it should be expected. :)

 

E: At least he doesn't have a beard. That's my biggest pet peeve.

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Probably going to be one of the runner ups in the voting.

 

By the way did you know our forum member Surcouf works on this ship.

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Hello all,

 

The Hermione departed of Rochefort yesterday to enter fairing to commercial port of La Pallice-La Rochelle to prepare the frigate at its first transatlantic. starting on 18 April.

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Hermione, off Cordouan, Gulf of Biscay, river mouth of the Gironde, at its first stop in Bordeaux.

 

Photo by FB; 2014

 

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I do love what has happened with this ship. I am excited with the construction of the Delft (56) being built currently in Rotterdam although not much news has come from her. I believe that she is still the keel and ribs at the moment.

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