Dutch ship Aemilia (1632)

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Reinier Nooms - Before the Battle of the Downs - c.1639.jpg
Before the Battle of the Downs, 31 October 1639, showing Tromp's flagship Amelia by Reinier Nooms, painted c. 1639.
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Name: Aemilia
Builder: Jan Salomonszoon van den Tempel
Launched: 1632
Fate: Unknown
General characteristics
Class and type: 57-gun ship of the line
Tons burthen: 600t
Length: 122 ft (37 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 32 ft 6 in (9.91 m)
Depth of hold: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
  • 57 guns:
  • Gundeck: 4 × 36-pounders, 11 × 24-pounders, 9 × 18-pounders
  • Upper gundeck: 3 × 18-pounders, 21 × 12-pounders
  • Quarterdeck, Forecastle & Poop deck: 9 × 6-pounders

The Aemilia was the flagship of Admiral Maarten Tromp during part of the Eighty Years' War. It was a Dutch 57-gun ship of the line. Built by Jan Salomonszoon van den Tempel for the Admiralty of Rotterdam in 1632, the ship was the largest Dutch warship built up to that time.

At the Battle of the Downs, in 1639, the vessel fought well under the personal command of Admiral Tromp, it was last mentioned in 1647.