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

8 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 - 1743CaptainThomas Graves (d.1755) ADM 6/16/461
Commission confirmed 30.3.1745
BWAS-1714
1743 - 11.2.1743/44CaptainJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44)BWAS-171411.2.1743/44 - 17.3.1743/44CaptainFrederick Cornewall (1706-1786) ADM 6/16/310
Commission confirmed 26.5.1744
ADM 6/16
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
Commission confirmed 30.9.1745
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


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

21 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.1749) ADM 6/15/433ADM 6/1514.7.1741 - 14.8.1743Fifth LieutenantWilliam Cleland (d.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
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
11.8.1743 - 14.8.1743Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/16
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
15.8.1743 - 13.2.1743/44Fifth LieutenantJohn Ballett (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/16
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
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
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
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
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
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
10.1745 - 1746LieutenantEdward Hughes (1720-1794)ODNB

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
19.1.1740/41 - 4.10.1741Master's MateGeorge Allan (d.1748) 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


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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