Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Ville de Paris

We'd like to Thank our Sponsors who make it possible for us to put on this Parade each year.

First up...

Jennifer Carver and the Custom House Crew.
Sponsoring the Honorable Virtual Boat, Ville de Paris

Here are the facts of the vessel:

Ville de Paris  Vessel Notes:

Namesake--   Paris
Commissioned—1764
Length—177 ft
Beam—48 ft
Draught—22 ft
Propulsion—Sail
Armament—104 guns
Armour—Timber

Large 3-decker French ship-of-the-line that proudly served as the flagship of the Comte de Grasse
as he sailed in nearby waters, most notably during the Battle of the Capes, which led directly to
the British Surrender of Yorktown, October 1781.

Meet crew representatives at the Custom House, 410 Main Street, Historic Yorktown, to see
the memorabilia of Comte de Grasse and his military associates Lafayette and Washington.

1 comment:

  1. The Custom House Crew salutes the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade Committee as they make preparations for an outstanding and memorable event!

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Ville de Paris

We'd like to Thank our Sponsors who make it possible for us to put on this Parade each year. First up... Jennifer Carver and the Cu...