Ship Name

La Grande Hermine

Type

3-masted ship/nef

Origins/Provenance

France

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Year Launched

1534

Home Waters

North Atlantic

Function

Scientific/Exploratory

Displacement (tons)

120

Length (feet)

80

Beam (feet)

25

Draft (feet)

12

Primary Propulsion

Wind/Sail

Propulsion Specifications

foremast; mainmast; mizzenmast

Hull

wooden

Crew

40

Historical Note

The flagship of Jacques Cartier's 2nd exploring expedition to Canada accompanied by the 60-ton La Petite Hermine and the L'Emerillon. Also used in 3rd expedition (1541-42)

Related Images

external image grandhermine1534.jpg
Flagship of Jacques Cartier during his explorations of eastern Canada, 1534, 1535-36
Image Id: 1546 I

Related People

Cartier, Jacques

External Links

Jacques Cartier, Relation of Second Voyage, 1535

Record ID: 230