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HMS Marlborough was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the Royal Navy, named in honour of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and launched in 1912. In World War I she served in the 1st Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet based at Scapa Flowmarker. She fought at the battle of Jutlandmarker, 31 May 1916, where she was hit by a torpedo, killing two and injuring two.

In 1919, during the Russian Civil War the Marlborough was on duty in the Black Seamarker and on orders of King George V rescued his aunt, Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, and other members of the Russian Imperial Family, including Grand Duke Nicholas and Prince Felix Yusupov.

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