Saint Michael

St Michael
Nominal Guns90B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Designed by John TippettsB028
Constructor John 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 Ship Commanders

16.1.1671/72 - 22.10.1672CaptainSir Robert Holmes (1622-1692)BWAS-160318.5.1673 - 3.7.1673Captain Thomas Guy (d.1674) TransferedBWAS-16031.7.1673 - 10.8.1673CaptainSir John Narborough (1640-1688) TransferedBWAS-160311.8.1673 - 16.10.1673Captain Henry Carverth (d.1683)BWAS-160320.4.1678 - 29.8.1678Captain Charles Wylde (d.1683/84)BWAS-160327.8.1690 - 11.1690Captain Robert DorrellBWAS-160311.1690 - aft.10.2.1693Captain Thomas Hopson (1643-1717) TransferedBWAS-16032.1693 - 21.10.1695Captain John Munden (d.1718/19)BWAS-16036.1.1695/96 - 2.11.1697Captain Christopher Myngs ADM 6/3/113BWAS-160314.1.1701/2 - 24.10.1702Captain Christopher Myngs ADM 6/6/131ADM 6/64.1.1702/3 - 11.1.1702/3Captain Christopher Myngs Transfered ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/715.1.1702/3 - 7.3.1702/3Captain Francis Wyvell (d.1729) ADM 6/7/77BWAS-16038.3.1702/3 - 1.8.1703Captain Henry Haughton (d.1703) ADM 6/7/99ADM 6/723.10.1705 - 2.1.1705/6Captain Richard 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 - 16.10.1673Lieutenant George Tyete (d.1679)B0511673 - 16.10.1673First Lieutenant James Watts (d.1674)B0511692 - 8.11.1692Second Lieutenant Ezekiel Yates Dismissed ADM 1/5253/217ADM 1/525320.5.1694 - 21.10.1695First Lieutenant William Belton (d.c.1701) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/320.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Third Lieutenant George Fisher (d.1705) ADM 6/3/86ADM 6/328.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Second Lieutenant Robert Desborough (d.1702) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/328.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Acting Fourth Lieutenant Robert Etterick (c.1674-?) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/328.5.1694 - 21.10.1695Fifth Lieutenant Francis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/31696 - 25.3.1696Lieutenant Edmund Paine DismissedADM 1/52567.1.1695/96 - 3.5.1696First Lieutenant Robert Masterton ADM 6/3/113ADM 6/314.1.1695/96 - 14.3.1696/97Second Lieutenant George Dolman (d.1704/5) Transfered ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/314.1.1695/96 - 20.10.1696Third Lieutenant Jeremiah Topping Transfered ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/317.1.1695/96 - 12.4.1696Fifth Lieutenant John Sorrell (d.1703) ADM 6/3/118ADM 6/318.1.1695/96 - 12.4.1696Acting Fourth Lieutenant Edward Rainey (1670-1703) ADM 6/3/118ADM 6/313.4.1696 - 6.12.1697Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Sorrell (d.1703) ADM 6/3/145ADM 6/313.4.1696 - 6.12.1697Fifth Lieutenant John Codner (d.1714) ADM 5/3/145ADM 6/34.5.1696 - 6.12.1697First Lieutenant John Martin ADM 6/4/27ADM 6/421.10.1696 - 6.12.1697Third Lieutenant Joseph Mighells (d.1707) ADM 6/4/38ADM 6/420.4.1697 - 6.12.1697Second Lieutenant Thomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/4/93ADM 6/416.1.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant John Caulke Transfered ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 24.10.1702First Lieutenant Abraham Murcott ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 1.12.1702Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Temple (d.1734) Transfered ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/627.1.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Third Lieutenant Benjamin Wilshaw Transfered ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/629.1.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Fifth Lieutenant Richard Jones (d.1706) Transfered ADM 6/7/2ADM 6/717.11.1702 - 1.8.1703First Lieutenant John Lowen (d.1711) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 29.7.1703Second Lieutenant William Cawley (d.1740) Transfered ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 30.7.1703Third Lieutenant James Gunman (1677-1756) Transfered ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 29.7.1703Acting Fourth Lieutenant Henry Spooner Transfered ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 29.7.1703Fifth Lieutenant Walter Bell (c.1658-1711) Transfered ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer

16.1.1702/3 - 1703Chaplain John Crew ADM 6/7/78ADM 6/7

1 Crewman

9.1692 - 16.1.1692/93Able Seaman William 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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