HMS Favourite (1794)
|Ordered:||18 February 1793|
|Builder:||Randall & Brent, Rotherhithe|
|Laid down:||April 1793|
|Launched:||1 February 1794|
|Completed:||By 14 May 1794|
|Captured:||By the French on 7 January 1806|
|Acquired:||7 January 1806|
|Captured:||21 July 1807, by the Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||21 July 1807|
|Reclassified:||Prison ship in 1813/14|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1817|
|Class and type:||16-gun Cormorant-class sloop|
|Tons burthen:||426 88/94 bm|
108 ft 5 in (33.0 m) (overall)|
90 ft 8.25 in (27.6 m) (keel)
|Beam:||29 ft 9 in (9.1 m)|
|Depth of hold:||9 ft (2.74 m)|
Capture and re-capture
While she was sailing under Commander John Davie, L'Hermite's squadron captured her on 7 January 1806. The French brought her into service as Favorite.
On 20 June 1806, she reached Cayenne, were she was re-armed with Captain Lemarant Kerdaniel taking command. She sailed from there on Christmas Eve 1806, along with the 16-gun brig Argus.
On 21 July 1807 the 32-gun frigate HMS Jason and the brig HMS Wolverine intercepted Argus and Favorite. Favorite stayed behind and battled for one hour to allow Argus to escape but was forced to strike. She was brought back into British service as HMS Goree.
She became a prison hulk in 1814 and was broken up in 1817.
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