Le Gerze

Nominal Guns42NNF-1661
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Jersey' (1654) (40)
ShipyardMaldon - Essex B028
Constructor StarlingB028
CategoryFourth RateNNF-1661
National RateTroisième RangNNF-1661
Ship TypeShip of the Line NNF-1661
Sailing RigShip RiggedNNF-1661


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel101' 10"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Burthen560Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel101' 10"Imperial Feet30.7848 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Aft15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen560 4394Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1715
Length of Gundeck117'French Feet (Pied du Roi)38.0127 (124′ 8″ Imperial)
Length of Keel95' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)30.8885 (101′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth31'French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.0959 (33′ 1″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold12' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.9788 (13′ 0″ Imperial)
Burthen400Tons BM 


1692Broadside Weight = 294 French Livre (317.2848 lbs 143.913 kg)W033
Lower Gun Deck24 French 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 French 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 French 6-Pounder

1693Broadside Weight = 198 French Livre (213.6816 lbs 96.921 kg)NNF-1715
Lower Gun Deck20 French 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 French 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 French 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck50 French Canons de Fer

1696Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck40 French Canons de Fer

1.1703Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck44 French Canons de Fer

1707Broadside Weight Unknownref:692
Gun Deck40 French Canons de Fer

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
16932566 Officers, 250 menNNF-1715
1.1703256 ref:692

6 Commanding Officers

1694Corsaire Captain de Pontacref:6921696Corsaire Captain d'Oroigneref:8011697 - 12.12.1697Capitaine de Vaisseau Marc-Antoine Hécourt (Chevalier de Saint-Pol Hécourt) (1665-1705)FWIKI1.1703 - 1703Capitaine de Frégate Pierre de Blouet de Camilly (1666-1753)ref:6921707Capitaine de Vaisseau François Cornil Bart (1677-1755)1708Lieutenant de Frégate Jacques Cassard (1672-1740)FWIKI

Service History

17.6.1696Bataille du Dogger Bank
1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard
8.5.1708Took the Ship Dumbarton Castle (24) on the Coast of Islandref:1010


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