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French ships visit Baltimore | PHOTOS

The FNS Aquitaine, escorted by the Pride of Baltimore II, initiates a cannon salute off Fort McHenry Monday morning in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The naval battle between the French and British fleets on September 5, 1781, a strategic victory for France, helped the United States win its independence. The French frigate, docked at the Under Armour pier at Tidepoint, will be open to the public on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m.
(Amy Davis)
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(Amy Davis)
240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake
The FNS Aquitaine, escorted by the Pride of Baltimore II, initiates a cannon salute off Fort McHenry Monday morning in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The naval battle between the French and British fleets on September 5, 1781, a strategic victory for France, helped the United States win its independence. The French frigate, docked at the Under Armour pier at Tidepoint, will be open to the public on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m.
The FNS Aquitaine, escorted by the Pride of Baltimore II, initiates a cannon salute off Fort McHenry Monday morning in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The naval battle between the French and British fleets on September 5, 1781, a strategic victory for France, helped the United States win its independence. The French frigate, docked at the Under Armour pier at Tidepoint, will be open to the public on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m. (Amy Davis)
The FNS Aquitaine
The FNS Aquitaine, initiates a cannon salute off Fort McHenry Monday morning in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The 466 ft. French destroyer, docked at the Under Armour pier at Tidepoint, will be open to the public on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m.
The FNS Aquitaine, initiates a cannon salute off Fort McHenry Monday morning in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The 466 ft. French destroyer, docked at the Under Armour pier at Tidepoint, will be open to the public on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m. (Amy Davis)
The Pride of Baltimore II
The Pride of Baltimore II returns the cannon salute of the FNS Aquitaine off Fort McHenry Monday morning, during her escort of the French frigate into Baltimore for the commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The naval battle between the French and British fleets on September 5, 1781, a strategic victory for France, helped the United States win its independence.
The Pride of Baltimore II returns the cannon salute of the FNS Aquitaine off Fort McHenry Monday morning, during her escort of the French frigate into Baltimore for the commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The naval battle between the French and British fleets on September 5, 1781, a strategic victory for France, helped the United States win its independence. (Amy Davis)
FNS The Aquitaine and the Pride of Baltimore II
FNS The Aquitaine, escorted by the Pride of Baltimore II, exchange a cannon salute off Fort McHenry Monday morning in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake.
FNS The Aquitaine, escorted by the Pride of Baltimore II, exchange a cannon salute off Fort McHenry Monday morning in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. (Amy Davis)
FNS Aquitaine arrives in Baltimore
The FNS Aquitaine, docked at the Under Armour pier at Tidepoint, sailed into Baltimore on Monday, escorted by the Pride of Baltimore II, to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The victorious battle for the French fleet against the British on September 5, 1781 helped the United States win its independence. The French frigate will be open to the public on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m.
The FNS Aquitaine, docked at the Under Armour pier at Tidepoint, sailed into Baltimore on Monday, escorted by the Pride of Baltimore II, to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Chesapeake. The victorious battle for the French fleet against the British on September 5, 1781 helped the United States win its independence. The French frigate will be open to the public on Sept. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m. (Amy Davis)
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