Fayette used this boat to cross Atlantic for his second trip to the United States, in 1780, and to participate in the war of the American’s independence. Therefore that symbolized a French-American friendship. In fact frigates as Hermione are not very big boats. Hermione, precisely, is almost 65 meters in lengths, 11, 5 meters wide. On board there were more than 300 men. This is because at the same time men were needed for manipulation and navigation, especially perhaps during the operation of the cannons which needed nine men for each cannon.