Marlborough

14713
Nominal Guns80
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Marlborough' (1732) (90)
Ordered6.12.1752
Keel Laid Down11.1753
Launched6.1756
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardChatham Dockyard
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered29.11.1762

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 0"Imperial Feet49.9872 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,566 8994Imperial Feet0.024 

Armament


6.1756Broadside Weight = 770 Imperial Pound ( 349.195 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1760Broadside Weight = 731 Imperial Pound ( 331.5085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1756 - 10.2.1757CaptainWilliam Holburne (d.1760): on board from 5.7.1756 ADM 6/18/286BWAS-171419.1.1757 - 6.6.1758CaptainRobert Faulknor (1721-1769) ADM 6/18/346BWAS-17146.6.1758 - 30.9.1760CaptainJohn Weller (c.1717-1772) ADM 6/19/205
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767)
Commission confirmed 30.10.1760
BWAS-1714
21.4.1761 - 27.4.1762CaptainJohn Hollwall (d.1775) ADM 6/19/311BWAS-171427.4.1762 - 1.5.1762CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/19/404ADM 6/191.5.1762 - 29.11.1762CaptainThomas Burnett (1724-1783) ADM 6/19/472
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792)
Commission confirmed 17.3.1763
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1756 - 1.1757Rear-Admiral of the RedFrancis Holburne (1704-1771)BWAS-17141.1757 - 1760Rear-Admiral of the WhiteThomas Coates (1712-1767)BWAS-17141761Rear-Admiral of the BlueGeorge Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
27.8.1761 - 29.11.1762MidshipmanWilliam ForsterLPC

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1759At JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1760Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
30.9.1760

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1760Refitted as a 68 gun Third Rate
3.1761Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8885.18.5dBWAS-1714
18.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward islandsBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
11.6.1762Siege of El Morro
29.11.1762Foundered in the Atlantic on the voyage home, all crew savedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
LPCLieutenant's Passing Certificate Document
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 24th of January 2017 20:39

1 Jun 1762 Stirling Castle, Dragon, Marlborough and Cambridge sent by Ad Pocock to bombard the fortifications of Morro, Havana but their fire was ineffective and all vessels were badly damaged. NB not listed as being at the invasion of Cuba

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