Hermione

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Hermione
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Rate 5th Rate
Guns 42
Chasers Bow and Stern Chasers
Broadside Weight
Cannon Broadside Weight 228 pd
Carronade Broadside Weight 608 pd
Battle Rating 140
Total Crew 280
Sailing Crew 90
Max Speed 12.32 kn
Turn Rate 3.55
Structure
Bow Armour Hit Points 875
Side Armour Hit Points 3500
Stern Armour Hit Points 350
Structure Hit Points 1750
Armour
Bow Armour Thickness 35 cm
Side Armour Thickness 58 cm
Stern Armour Thickness 23 cm
Sail Hit Points 3500
Mast Thickness 104 cm
Rigging Type Square
Draught Deep
Cargo Capacity 448
Cargo Slots 16
Crafting Level Notes

General Description

Hermione is a French 42 guns, 12 pound frigate, introduced with patch 11.0.

Currently, L'Hermione is avalaible by buying with 75 Notes from Admiralty.

Armament

Deck Cannon Count Cannon Size Carronade Size
Gun Deck 26 12pd 32pd
Weather Deck 16 9pd 24pd
Bow Chasers 2 6pd 24pd
Stern Chasers 2 6pd 24pd

Characteristics

History

Hermione was a 12-pounder Concorde-class frigate of the French Navy. She became famous when she ferried General Lafayette to the United States in 1780 for support to the Americans in the American Revolutionary War.


Hermione was built in eleven months at Rochefort, by the shipwright Henri Chevillard as a light frigate, fast and maneuverable. Between May and December 1779 she underwent successful sea trials in the Gulf of Gascony under the command of Lieutenant de Latouche.

General La Fayette embarked at Rochefort on 11 March 1780 and arrived in Boston on 28 April carrying the secret news that he had secured French reinforcements (5,500 men and five frigates) for George Washington. After the dramatic failure of the Penobscot Expedition, a large military expedition to dislodge the British from their new stronghold at the confluence of the Bagaduce and the Penobscot River on the east bank of Penobscot Bay in Maine (an area later known as Castine), the revolutionary council of Massachusetts asked Latouche if he would be willing to sail to Penobscot Bay for a quick military intelligence-gathering cruise, checking on the strength of the British garrison at Fort George. Hermione then made the week-long voyage in mid-May, after which the frigate sailed to Rhode Island. Next, she got underway again on 2 June and suffered serious damage in the fierce but indecisive Action of 7 June 1780 against the 32-gun HMS Iris, under James Hawker.

Hermione received the American Congress on board in May 1781. She fought several times in company with Astrée, commanded by Lapérouse, especially at the Naval battle of Louisbourg on 21 July 1781.

After the end of the American Revolutionary War, Hermione returned to France in February 1782. She then formed part of a squadron sent to India to help Suffren against the British. However, peace was declared and the ship returned to Rochefort in April 1784.

Again in service against the British, on 20 September 1793, She ran aground off Le Croisic, and was then wrecked by heavy seas. The court-martial consecutive to the wreck found her pilot, Guillaume Guillemin du Conquet, responsible for her loss; her commanding officer, Captain Martin, was honourably acquitted

In 1997, construction of a replica ship started in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France; the new ship is likewise named Hermione.

The new Hermione replica was launched the 7 sept 2014 and is now sailing.

How to get the Crafting recipe

L'Hermione is available (via Notes) at the Admiralty for 75 Combat Marks.

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