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Hermione, "Grand canot" , Rochefort

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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-24
Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Event
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/80 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sea, boats, harbours, Charente valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-23 3:52
Viewed: 5603
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 24, 2007
Rochefort 170299 17300
Charente-Maritime Poitou-Charentes
45.933 -0.983 2 m

"Grand canot" of the "Hermione" frigate, rebuilt with the frigate in Rochefort.

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"Hermione" is the frigate which led the marquis of Fayette, of France towards the United States in 1780 to help the American insurrectionists fights about it for their independence against English.
"La Fayette" embarks in Rochefort in 1780, on the frigate under the command of "Vassor de la Touche". March 10 and after thirty-eight days of navigation, he arrives in Boston to announce the sending of French reinforcements to the Washington General. In 1781 "Hermione" fights several time with the vessel "Astrée" ordered by Jean-François de Lapérouse. The frigate joined France in February 1782. It then accompanies a squadron in direction by India to help Pierre André de Suffren in his conflict with English. After peace, the ship goes back to Rochefort in April 1784. In 1792 the ship takes again service against England. It is failed on rocks on September 20 broad of Croisic, in France. An important water way causes its shipwreck.
It was a light, fast and handy frigate. Armed with 26 guns drawing from the balls from 12 pounds, and called for celà "Frigate of twelve", it embarked 255 hommes.Elle raises measurements of a ship of 1166 tons, a length of head at the head of 44,2m, of a width to the Master 11,24m and of 5,78m couples hollow. It has three bridges: the bridge of strapping man, the bridge of battery and the orlop deck. The first is used for the operation, the second with artillery and the third with the life of the sailors on board.
It was built in 11 months and 35000 working days, in 1779, by the manufacturer Henri Chevillard. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermione_(fr%C3%A9gate)

Since July 1997, Association "Hermione-La Fayette" launched out in the rebuilding of the Hermione frigate in one of the two dry docks located close of the Royal Rope manufacture in Rochefort association "Hermione-La Fayette" selected the company Asselin de Thouars in "Deux-Sèvres", for the construction of the frame of Hermione.
Finished once, "Hermione" will take the sea for an exceptional navigation from Rochefort in Boston, on the traces of its famous elder. It will then return to be anchored to quay in Rochefort, where the public will be able to visit it.

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Bonjour Joël,
Cadrage très serré pour ce bon cliché que j'aime bien..!
Bonne présentation et bonne note jointe....
Bien à toi et bon dimanche..

Salut Joël,
wonderful POV to take the whole long-boat with great depth and perspective. Fine view of the textures and colours. I think the tent made the light a bit weak, you did the best to compensate this.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24387 W: 523 N: 40784] (175510)
  • [2007-09-23 4:58]

Bonjour Joël,

Excellent note with the much explanation, very interesting.
Lovely wood boat very nice restored, and beautiful picture. Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice sunday,

Bonjour Joël
Superbe gros plan de ce bâteau à la belle couleur jaune qui tape à l'oeil. L'ensemble est d'une grande netteté et d'une grande précision.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13790 W: 0 N: 16043] (169086)
  • [2007-09-23 8:09]


Très belle note accopagne cette mangifique image.
les couleurs jaunes et noir sotn amngifique et le cadrage serrée en entier est très bien fait.

Bravo et amitiés


Bonsoir Joel
C'est la fête des bateaux en ce moment.Belle prise de vue de cette jolie embarcation.
Bonne soirée.


Ce grand canot nous devoile ses détails grace à ce cliché au cadrage parfait, j'aime bien la partie la plus en avant ainsi que les couleurs, belle image.
Bonne soirée,


Hi Joel, A wonderful POV & very well framed, there is a good DOF in such a tight space, excellent colours & the light is superb, a beautifully portrayed long boat, kind regards Wilson.

Hi Joel,
Good POV ... I like the angle you took the shot. Well composed with very good image and color quality. Descriptive notes is also excellent ... intersting history. Well done! tfs

Salut Joel
Tu as très bien saisi les superbes lignes de ce canot. Une cadrage judicieux que j'aime beaucoup et une belle lumière qui donne de la pêche aux couleurs.
C'est très bien vu!!

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  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3770 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2007-09-23 23:23]

bonjour Joel
en avril, ma femme s'est cassé le poignet en tombant d'une muraille à Brouage et a été hospitalisé à Rochefort ce qui m'a permis entre autre de visiter avec les enfants ce fameux chantier de l'Hermione. Quelle belle aventure pour tous les compagnons qui vont redonner vie à ce bateau avec les plans d'epoque, un vrai reve d'enfant.
De belles images pour illustration

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-09-24 0:10]

Bonjour Joel,
interesting history in note, fine composition of boat, good complementary photos in WS. Good reportage and Your work. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi Joel,
This is splendid image and very interesting note. POV and clarity is superb, Creative and spectacular historical premiére, again. Very well done! Have a nice week

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-09-24 1:18]

Hola Joël,
Estupendo encuadre que nos deja ver el interior y exterior de esta barca.
Magníficos colores y detalles.

Hola Joël,
Una bella imagen de este barco y los WS que aportas sobre la construción de un barco.
Excelente luz y detalles.
Buen día.
Saludos cordiales

Joël bonjour.
J'aime beaucoup le graphisme très épuré de ce grand canot. Le jaune ressort bien sur le noir et le fond blanc met le tout en valeur. Une photo qu'on aime contempler.
A tout de suite ;)

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4036 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2007-12-30 1:20]

Hi Joel excellent shot! I select this reception in order to to you I send my better Wishes and hope the New Year 2008 to you of bringing in you and in that you loved Happiness, Love, Joy,

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