In 1752, shortly after Shay Cormac acquired his own ship, the Morrigan, Shay used his vessel to fight off several schooners and gunboats attacking the Gerfaut, before returning de la Vérendrye to the Man O' War. The two ships met once more at Port La Joye in April 1752 and again at St. John's in May 1754 where it was critically damaged after a battle with the Royal Navy.
In 1760, long after Shay defected to the Templars, Achilles Davenport tasked de la Vérendrye to create a diversion at sea, with the hopes of delaying or even preventing Shay from following the Mentor and Liam O'Brien as they sailed for a nearby First Civilization FrigateGerfaut's name has an avian connection: the French word translates to "gerfalcon", the largest member of the falcon genus.
- The Gerfaut's figurehead bore resemblance to the Ezio Auditore figurehead obtained by Edward Kenway during his time in the Caribbean.
- The Gerfaut was able to hold over 100 cannons with 12 or more being used as chase cannons.
- The Gerfaut is identical to El Impoluto in terms of appearance, except for coloring.
- Historically, Chevalier de La Vérendrye never commanded a ship called Gerfaut. He died during his last voyage while on a frigate called Auguste.