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HDinHB
04-18-2015, 08:21 PM
The Hermione was the French ship that brought everyone's favorite Frenchman-with-a-French-accent the Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780. A replica of that ship is sailing from France to Yorktown, Virginia. The ship is 213 feet long, took more than 15 years to build, costing more than 27 million dollars, using authentic building materials and methods, and will be crewed by 54 volunteers trained in 18th Century sailing techniques. I wonder if there will be shanties?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11547477/Replica-of-American-Revolution-frigate-LHermione-prepares-to-cross-Atlantic.html

(If you're lucky enough to get the poo-pouri ad, you should watch it.)

She's a big lady:
http://www.frenchentree.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Hermione-frontal.jpg

VestigialLlama4
04-18-2015, 08:23 PM
That looks awesome. There's an optional conversation in AC3 where Lafayette tells Connor that he broke through the blockade by dressing like a woman. But seriously this ship looks awesome.

Shahkulu101
04-18-2015, 08:29 PM
It took 15 years to build and cost 27 million dollars?

Can't have been that much trouble back in the day so I'm confused!

VestigialLlama4
04-18-2015, 08:37 PM
It took 15 years to build and cost 27 million dollars?

Can't have been that much trouble back in the day so I'm confused!

Well a lot of the rigging and parts would be hard to get in terms of authenticity. Then you need to train the crew to handle that, make sure it would be able to sail. I'd say it would take a good deal of time.

Locopells
04-19-2015, 12:42 AM
That's true enough - it took 14 years to build this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNER_Peppercorn_Class_A1_60163_Tornado

for similar reasons - money and skills.

Altair1789
04-19-2015, 05:00 AM
They still teach 18th century sailing techniques?

Anyway, we need an Aquila. Hopefully there's some millionaire AC fan out there who wants to throw away 27 dollars and 15 years

VestigialLlama4
04-19-2015, 07:41 AM
They still teach 18th century sailing techniques?

Anyway, we need an Aquila. Hopefully there's some millionaire AC fan out there who wants to throw away 27 dollars and 15 years

The Aquila is a custom-made frigate built in Brest and as per Robert Faulkner needs a specialized crew and superior captain to fly it, which means that Connor is objectively the greatest Captain of all the games.

The Jackdaw would be easier, its a repurposed Spanish brig after all. They recently dug up two whole galleons of the coast of Florida and another recently in the Antilles (supposedly Columbus' ship).

HDinHB
07-05-2015, 12:35 AM
L'Hermione made it to New York City...she is a big lady.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/replica-of-historic-war-ship-hermione-docks-in-new-york/ <-- full news video



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E-8FQ5bVW0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiX0_5kKvA




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAsjUUVuu6I



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkTmvKC2vj0

I-Like-Pie45
07-05-2015, 01:10 AM
Hermione? So wheres Harry and Ron?

Locopells
07-05-2015, 03:17 AM
Somebody please tell the presenter in the last one how to pronounce HER-MIO-NEE...

I-Like-Pie45
07-05-2015, 03:53 AM
i thought it was pronounced her-mee-oan myself

but i'm a bear so there's that