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Gouden Leeuw
1666

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 the Texel in 1673, with the Irishman Thomas Tobiasz as his flag captain. She was broken up in 1686.

The Gouden Leeuw was 165 ft long by about 40 ft wide by approximately 15 ft deep, and was armed with 82 guns: 28 on the lower deck, 28 on the upper deck, and 26 guns on the forecastle, quarterdeck, and poop deck.

 Gouden Leeuw 1666

The naval Battle of Texel took place on August 21, 1673 between the Dutch and the combined English and French fleets and was the last major battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War. This painting, by Abraham Stork, shows the Gouden Leeuw engaging the English flag ship, The Royal Prince.

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