The Square Rigger gap between Britain and France

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  1. The Square Rigger gap between Britain and France

    As no doubt many of you know, the French 32 gun frigate L'Hermione broke out of Rochefort
    on the 18th April. While the Royal Navy were otherwise engaged - seeing off yet another
    incursion through the English Channel by the Russian Navy - this time by the Russian
    destroyer Severomorsk.

    The L'Hermione, a 32 gun Concorde class frigate, set sail on her maiden voyage, to give succour
    to the American colonisats under the command of General Washington in Yorktown, Virginia.
    No doubt many regulars on this forum will be alarmed to see 'the French - lose on the
    High Seas' and without a Nelson, Hornblower or a Captain Jack Aubrey in hot pursuit to lay
    in a broadside on the French upstart.

    Of course this raises some serious questions, over the ability of the British to close the Square
    Rigger gap between herself and other European nations - who have been quitely engaged on
    Square Rigger building program with which to challenge Britain's supremacy on the High Seas
    in The Age of Sail.

    The French are Coming - French frigate sets sail for America

    French frigate - L'Hermione leaving port

    French frigate L'Hermione sets sail for America

    How it should be - with the Royal Navy in hot pursuit
  2. Stick your hand in your pocket and help make this a reality, 40 guns indeed shouldn't be a problem for a 70 gunner.

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