Dutch ship Gouden Leeuw

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Van de Velde Gouden Leeuw cut.jpeg
De Gouden Leeuw voor Amsterdam, by Willem van de Velde the Younger
History
Dutch Navy EnsignDutch Republic
Name: Gouden Leeuw
Launched: 1666
Fate: Broken up in 1686
Notes:
General characteristics
Class and type: 80-82-gun ship of the line
Length: 165 ft (50 m)
Beam: 40 ft (12 m)
Depth of hold: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament:
  • 80-82-guns:
    • Lower deck: 28 guns
    • Upper deck: 28 guns
    • Quarterdeck, Forecastle & Poop deck: 26 guns

The Gouden Leeuw (Dutch: Golden Lion) was a Dutch ship of the line armed with 80-82 cannon. The vessel was built for the Admiralty of Amsterdam in 1666 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. The Gouden Leeuw was for a time the largest Dutch warship. During the Third Anglo-Dutch War, the ship served as the flagship of Lieutenant Admiral Cornelis Tromp. She was Tromp's flagship at the Battle of Texel in 1673, with the Irishman Thomas Tobiasz as his flag captain. She was broken up in 1686.

The Battle of Texel, 11/21 August 1673 by Willem van de Velde the Younger, painted 1683. The ship at the centre is Dutch Admiral Cornelis Tromp's flagship Gouden Leeuw, 82 guns.

The Gouden Leeuw was, in English feet, about 165 ft long by about 40 ft (12 m) wide by approximately 15 ft (4.6 m) deep, and was armed with 28 guns on the lower deck, 28 guns on the upper deck, and 26 guns on the forecastle, quarterdeck, and poop deck.