Marlborough

92
Nominal Guns90
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.4.1725
Keel Laid Down1.9.1725
Launched25.9.1732
First Commissioned2.2.1740/41
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardChatham Dockyard
CategorySecond Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Reduced in Rate6.12.1752

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


1.1741Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

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

12.1760Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1732750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 26.9.1741CaptainAlexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/15/375BWAS-171427.9.1741 - 24.11.1741CaptainGeorge Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/15/461ADM 6/1525.11.1741 - 20.9.1742CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/424
Commission confirmed 15.1.1743/44
BWAS-1714
21.9.1742 - 12.1.1743/44CaptainThomas Graves (d.1755) ADM 6/16/461
Commission confirmed 30.3.1745
BWAS-1714
12.1.1743/44 - 11.2.1743/44CaptainJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44)BWAS-171411.2.1743/44 - 21.2.1743/44CaptainFrederick Cornewall (1706-1786) ADM 6/16/310
Commission confirmed 26.5.1744
ADM 6/16
22.2.1743/44 - 17.3.1743/44CaptainRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/17/184
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 29.12.1746
ADM 6/17
18.3.1743/44 - 31.7.1744CaptainRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/16/441
Commission confirmed 13.2.1744/45
ADM 6/16
1.8.1744 - 2.8.1745CaptainRichard Watkins (d.1770) ADM 6/17/6
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 30.9.1745
BWAS-1714
3.8.1745 - 1.10.1745CaptainArthur Gardiner (c.1716-1758) ADM 6/17/196
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 4.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
1.10.1745 - 13.6.1746CaptainArthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/17/195
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 30.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1741 - 1742Rear-Admiral of the RedNicholas Haddock (1686-1746)BWAS-1714

43 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 12.3.1740/41Second LieutenantWilliam Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Fifth LieutenantJames Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Saunders ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/1520.3.1740/41 - 29.9.1741First LieutenantGeorge Grant ADM 6/15/400ADM 6/1520.3.1740/41 - 5.7.1741Fourth LieutenantJames Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/15/400ADM 6/1520.3.1740/41 - 10.5.1741Fifth LieutenantFrancis Saunders ADM 6/15/400ADM 6/156.7.1741 - 24.11.1741Third LieutenantJames Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/433ADM 6/156.7.1741 - 23.11.1741Fourth LieutenantJohn Moodie (d.1755) ADM 6/16/433ADM 6/156.7.1741 - 13.7.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Cleland (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/15/433ADM 6/1514.7.1741 - 24.11.1741Fifth LieutenantWilliam Cleland (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/15/435ADM 6/1514.7.1741 - 24.11.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Cuningham (d.1747) ADM 6/15/435ADM 6/1525.11.1741 - 5.4.1742Second LieutenantThomas Grenville (1719-1747) ADM 6/16/285
Commission confirmed 2.4.1744
ADM 6/16
25.11.1741 - 26.1.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
27.2.1741/42 - 31.5.1742Fourth LieutenantRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
7.4.1742 - 29.3.1744Fifth LieutenantRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
7.4.1742 - 26.5.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/17/66
Commission confirmed 21.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
27.5.1742 - 31.5.1742Third LieutenantLionel Daniel (d.1752) ADM 6/17/207
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 16.3.1746/47
ADM 6/17
27.5.1742 - 31.5.1742Fifth LieutenantThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/17/66
Commission confirmed 21.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
1.6.1742 - 27.5.1742Second LieutenantLionel Daniel (d.1752) ADM 6/17/207
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 16.3.1746/47
ADM 6/17
1.6.1742 - 7.9.1742Third LieutenantRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
1.6.1742 - 23.9.1742Fourth LieutenantThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/17/66
Commission confirmed 21.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
1.6.1742 - 30.9.1742Fifth LieutenantRichard Knight (d.1798) ADM 6/17/117
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 18.6.1746
ADM 6/17
1.6.1742 - 10.8.1743Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Davis (c.1720-1770) ADM 6/17/17
Commission confirmed 4.11.1745
ADM 6/17
11.9.1742 - 8.11.1744Fourth LieutenantRichard Knight (d.1798) ADM 6/17/117
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 18.6.1746
ADM 6/17
1.10.1742 - 23.3.1742/43Second LieutenantFrancis Arundell (c.1709-c.1764) ADM 6/17/90
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 16.4.1746
ADM 6/17
11.8.1743 - 14.8.1743Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/16
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
15.8.1743 - 13.2.1743/44Fifth LieutenantJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/16
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
14.2.1743/44 - 5.3.1743/44Fourth LieutenantJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/16
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
6.3.1743/44 - 6.3.1744/45Third LieutenantJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/16
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
5.6.1744 - 17.9.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Goostrey (d.1762) ADM 6/17/200
Commission confirmed 14.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
20.10.1744 - 6.3.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Williams ADM 6/17/28
Commission confirmed 28.11.1745
ADM 6/17
25.11.1744 - 1.12.1745Fifth LieutenantLionel Daniel (d.1752) ADM 6/17/207
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 16.3.1746/47
ADM 6/17
7.3.1744/45 - 1.8.1745First LieutenantJohn Williams ADM 6/17/28
Commission confirmed 28.11.1745
ADM 6/17
7.3.1744/45 - 1.8.1745Second LieutenantJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/16
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
29.3.1745 - 4.8.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Bernard ADM 6/17/383
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 13.9.1748
ADM 6/17
2.8.1745 - 16.10.1745Second LieutenantJohn Jermy (1711-1751) ADM 3/17/357
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 18.5.1748
ADM 6/17
2.8.1745 - 16.10.1745Third LieutenantCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/17/240
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 26.6.1747
ADM 6/19
16.10.1745 - 1.12.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBenjamin Neilson ADM 6/17/95
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 26.4.1746
ADM 6/17
2.12.1745 - 13.6.1746First LieutenantThomas Hankerson (d.1779) ADM 6/17/111
Commission confirmed 5.6.1746
ADM 6/18
2.12.1745 - 14.4.1746Second LieutenantEdward Hughes (1720-1794) ADM 6/17/82
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 1.4.1746
ADM 6/17
2.12.1745 - 13.6.1746Fourth LieutenantBenjamin Neilson ADM 6/17/95
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 26.4.1746
ADM 6/17
2.12.1745 - 13.6.1746Fifth LieutenantWilliam Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/17/119
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 20.6.1746
ADM 6/17
2.12.1745 - 13.6.1746Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Trevethick ADM 6/17/116ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
19.1.1740/41 - 4.10.1741Master's MateGeorge Allan ADM 107/3/490ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1741Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1741Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £28126.14.11dBWAS-1714
7.1741Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £10319.11.1dBWAS-1714
11.10.1741Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
13.6.1746Paid offADM 51


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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