NA Ship 5th Rate Le Gros Ventre

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General Information


Le Gros Ventre is a Merchantman which has similar lines to the Belle Poule


  • Gun Deck, 20 guns
    • Cannons: 9pd; Carronades: 24pd


Le Gros Ventre is currently the fastest and most heavily armed trader in game, her 20 guns and her large cargo hold means that she is extremely good at hunting AI Traders, and decently good at hunting player traders without having to return to port immediately. Her 20 guns mean she is also decent in self-defense.

Le Gros Ventre is a pleasant surprise to sail; her low top speed is somewhat mitigated by a broad range of comfortable sailing points. She will perform well at essentially any point from a beam reach or with the wind anywhere abaft the beam. This means that your best chance of escape, should you be intercepted while carrying cargo, is to sail fully running, or on a beam reach, or even a little upwind, as she will perform relatively better on these points than your likely aggressors. Whether or not the relative increase in speed is enough to make up for her low maximum speed will depend on the outfitting of your and your opponent's ship.

Le Gros Ventre Class Information

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  • Rate: 5th
  • Guns: 20
  • Chasers: N/A
  • Broadside Weight:
    • Cannons 90pd
    • Carronades 240pd
  • Battle Rating: 110
  • Crew: 240
  • Sailing Crew: 60
  • Max Speed: 11.90kn
  • Turn Rate: 3.72
  • Structure
    • Bow Structure: 1075, Armor: 33cm
    • Side Structure: 4300, Armor: 55cm
    • Stern Structure: 430, Armor: 22cm
    • Sail HP: 4300, Mast Thickness: 93cm
  • Rigging: Square Rigged
  • Draught: Deep
  • Cargo Capacity: 2900, Slot: 32

Crafting Information

Crafting Level: 27/28/29/30/21

Labor Hours: 872

Ship Yard Level: 2


  • 20 x Medium Carriage
  • 33 x Rudder Parts
  • 377 x Planks
  • 10 x Tar
  • 15 x Rigging Parts
  • 15 x Canvas Rolls
  • 72 x Blocks
  • 30 x Cordage And Oakum
  • 44 x Cables And Howsers
  • 49 x Iron Fittings
  • 117 x Wooden Fittings
  • 36 x Ballast
  • 6 x Furnishings
  • 237 x Fir Frame Parts


  • 0/1/2/3/4 x Mid Grade Note

Materials List:

  • 260 x Coal
  • 200 x Fir Log
  • 20 x Gold
  • 114 x Hemp
  • 220 x Iron Ore
  • 2 x Lignum Vitae Log
  • 111 x Oak Log
  • 8 x Pine Log
  • 30 x Red Wood Log
  • 20 x Silver
  • 54 x Stone Block

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