HMS Triumph (1623)

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Portrait of Triumph by Willem van de Velde the Younger, 1675
Career (England) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Triumph
Ordered: 3 February 1623
Builder: William Burrell, Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 1623
Fate: Sold, 1688
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: 42-gun Great ship
Tons burthen: 921 tons (935.8 tonnes) eventually
Length: 110 ft (34 m) (keel) initially;
117 ft (36 m) (keel) eventually
Beam: 36 ft 6 in (11.13 m) initially;
38 ft 6 in (11.73 m) eventually
Depth of hold: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
Armament: 42 guns of various weights of shot

HMS Triumph was a 42-gun great ship or Second Rate of the English Royal Navy, built by William Burrell at Deptford Royal Dockyard and launched in 1623.[1] Like many major warships in the 17th century, she was modified at various times during her life, so that her dimensions and tonnage grew during her 65 years of service. By 1660 her original armament had been increased to 64 guns and by 1666 to 72 guns.[1]

Triumph was sold out of the navy in 1688.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lavery, Ships of the Line vol.1, p158.


  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.
  • Winfield, Rif (2009) British Warships in the Age of Sail: 1603 - 1714. Seaforth Publishing.