The Gouden Leeuw was the flagship of admiral Cornelis Tromp (1629-1691), son of Maarten Tromp. It fought numerous battles for the Dutch republic.
On the painting The ‘Gouden Leeuw op het IJ' (1686) by Willem van de Velde de Jongere (1633-1707). The Gouden Leeuw is being honored before leaving active service.
During the third Dutch–anglo war, Gouden Leeuw was active in the Battle of Schooneveld in 1673 and the battle of Kijkduin also in 1673.
Tromp commanded the Gouden Leeuw but was at the time under command of Michiel De Ruyter on the Zeven Provinciën.
Type: Ship of the line
Built : 1655 for the admiralty of Amsterdam
Designer: Jan Salomonsz van den Tempel
Length: 165 ft, (50,29 m)
Width : 40 ft, (12m )
Armament: 82 canons