Saint Michael

St Michael
Nominal Guns90B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Designed byJohn TippettsB028
ConstructorJohn TippettsB028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild18.12.1706B028
BecomesBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Marlborough' (1706) (90)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Breadth40' 8 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Burthen1,101Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Breadth40' 8 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Draught Aft19' 8"Imperial Feet5.8138 
Burthen1,101Tons BM 


1677Broadside Weight = 797.5 Imperial Pound ( 361.6665 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 830 Imperial Pound ( 376.405 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British Demi-Culverin Cutts
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 737 Imperial Pound ( 334.2295 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck29 British 6-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck26 British Culverin

14 Commanding Officers

16.1.1671/72 - 22.10.1672CaptainSir Robert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-160318.5.1673 - 3.7.1673CaptainThomas Guy (d.1674)BWAS-16031.7.1673 - 10.8.1673CaptainSir John Narborough (1640-1688)BWAS-160311.8.1673 - 16.10.1673CaptainHenry Carverth (d.1683)BWAS-160320.4.1678 - 29.8.1678CaptainCharles Wylde (d.1683/84)BWAS-160327.8.1690 - 11.1690CaptainRobert DorrellBWAS-160311.1690 - aft.10.2.1693CaptainThomas Hopson (1643-1717)BWAS-16032.1693 - 21.10.1695CaptainJohn Munden (d.1718/19)BWAS-16036.1.1695/96 - 2.11.1697CaptainChristopher Myngs ADM 6/3/113BWAS-160314.1.1701/2 - 24.10.1702CaptainChristopher Myngs ADM 6/6/131ADM 6/64.1.1702/3 - 11.1.1702/3CaptainChristopher Myngs ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/715.1.1702/3 - 7.3.1702/3CaptainFrancis Wyvell (d.1729) ADM 6/7/77BWAS-16038.3.1702/3 - 1.8.1703CaptainHenry Haughton (d.1703) ADM 6/7/99ADM 6/723.10.1705 - 2.1.1705/6CaptainRichard Browne (d.1706) ADM 6/8/197BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers

18.5.1673 - 3.7.1673Rear-AdmiralLord Thomas Butler (Earl of Ossory)BWAS-16034.7.1673 - 1674Vice-AdmiralLord Thomas Butler (Earl of Ossory)BWAS-1603

29 Commissioned Officers

1672 - 16.10.1673LieutenantGeorge Tyete (d.1679)B0511673 - 16.10.1673First LieutenantJames Watts (d.1674)B0511692 - 8.11.1692Second LieutenantEzekiel Yates ADM 1/5253/217ADM 1/525320.5.1694 - 21.10.1695First LieutenantWilliam Belton (d.c.1701) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/320.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Third LieutenantGeorge Fisher (d.1705) ADM 6/3/86ADM 6/328.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Second LieutenantRobert Desborough (d.1702) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/328.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Fourth LieutenantRobert Etterick (c.1674-?) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/328.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Fifth LieutenantFrancis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/31696 - 25.3.1696LieutenantEdmund PaineADM 1/52567.1.1695/96 - 3.5.1696First LieutenantRobert Masterton ADM 6/3/113ADM 6/314.1.1695/96 - 14.3.1696/97Second LieutenantGeorge Dolman (d.1704/5) ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/314.1.1695/96 - 20.10.1696Third LieutenantJeremiah Topping ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/317.1.1695/96 - 12.4.1696Fifth LieutenantJohn Sorrell (d.1703) ADM 6/3/118ADM 6/318.1.1695/96 - 12.4.1696Fourth LieutenantEdward Rainey (1670-1703) ADM 6/3/118ADM 6/313.4.1696 - 6.12.1697Fourth LieutenantJohn Sorrell (d.1703) ADM 6/3/145ADM 6/313.4.1696 - 6.12.1697Fifth LieutenantJohn Codner (d.1714) ADM 5/3/145ADM 6/34.5.1696 - 6.12.1697First LieutenantJohn Martin ADM 6/4/27ADM 6/421.10.1696 - 6.12.1697Third LieutenantJoseph Mighells (d.1707) ADM 6/4/38ADM 6/420.4.1697 - 6.12.1697Second LieutenantThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/4/93ADM 6/416.1.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Second LieutenantJohn Caulke ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 24.10.1702First LieutenantAbraham Murcott ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 1.12.1702Fourth LieutenantJohn Temple (d.1734) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/627.1.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Third LieutenantBenjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/629.1.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Fifth LieutenantRichard Jones (d.1706) ADM 6/7/2ADM 6/717.11.1702 - 1.8.1703First LieutenantJohn Lowen (d.1711) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 29.7.1703Second LieutenantWilliam Cawley (d.1740) ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 30.7.1703Third LieutenantJames Gunman (1677-1756) ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 29.7.1703Fourth LieutenantHenry Spooner ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 29.7.1703Fifth LieutenantWalter Bell (c.1658-1711) ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer

16.1.1702/3 - 1703ChaplainJohn Crew ADM 6/7/78ADM 6/7

1 Crewman

9.1692 - 16.1.1692/93Able SeamanWilliam Hewitt (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/25ADM 107/1

Service History

30.9.1669Launched as a Second RateBWAS-1603
10.1669Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15630.0.0dBWAS-1603
1672Reclassed as a First RateBWAS-1603
13.3.1671/72Battle of Smyrna Convoy
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
31.12.1689Reclassed as a Second RateBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
10.1694Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1696In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1697At PortsmouthBWAS-1603
21.11.1705Paid offBWAS-1603
18.12.1706Began braeking up at Blackwall to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 9th of March 2016 07:52

St Michael was rebuilt at Blackwall Yard in 1706, at which time she was also renamed HMS Marlborough. On 5 April 1725 Marlborough was ordered to be taken to pieces and rebuilt at Chatham. She was relaunched on 25 September 1732. ref wikipedia

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