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FAVORITE (18) Built in 1806, Ipswich.
Broken up in 1821.

  • 1807 John NAIRNE, Sheerness coast of Africa.
    Following the death of Capt. NAIRNE, Lieut. Frederick HOFFMAN of DIAMOND was appointed acting commander of FAVORITE in July 1807.
    At the end of the year William Standway PARKINSON, coast of Africa and later employed under Sir Alexander COCHRANE in the Leeward Is.
    He was promoted to post captain on 9 February 1808 when he arrived at the Admiralty with the dispatches announcing the surrender of the Danish West Indian colonies.
  • 1808 Benj.
    He removed from GOELAN into FAVORITE in Jamaica and was principally employed in protecting trade from privateers operating out of Cuba.
    On 24 May 1808 FAVORITE was at Falmouth on the north side of Jamaica when a fire broke out in the town.
    He immediately landed his crew and they succeeded in saving many houses and the hospital from the flames.
    Capt. CLEMENT was wounded when he fell through the roof of a house while fighting a fire and the majority of his crew, weakened by their exertions, were later struck down with yellow fever from which few recovered.
    The captain, although weakened by fever himself, (he suffered three attacks altogether) and with only 45 men able to carry out their duties, then escorted a convoy of 60 merchant vessels and warded off the attacks of five privateers.
    When he made use of an impress warrant, properly signed by the Governor and a magistrate, in Montego Bay, he was forced to pay 535 damages when two actions were brought against him.
    (Although the loss was incurred in the course of his duty, he never recovered any money.)
  • FAVORITE returned to Port Royal where some of her numbers were made up by men from the ASTREA (32) which had been wrecked on 24 May 1808, and, in January 1809, sailed to Curacao and visited Carracas.
    FAVORITE then escorted a convoy home to England.
    On 27 August 1809 several of the merchant ships foundered in a hurricane during which FAVORITE lost her top masts and was badly damaged. She arrived in the Downs on 18 September.
  • FAVORITE then served on the Plymouth station.
    On 9 May 1810 FAVORITE and ORESTES captured the French schooner privateer DORADE.
    While ORESTES was chasing her before the wind FAVORITE came up to leeward and cut off the schooner but the enemy refused to bring to until Capt. CLEMENT had shot away her main and foretop-masts. She was commanded by Emmanuel Ives le Roux, mounted 10 carriage guns, had a crew of 43 men and had sailed from the Ile de Bas the evening before. She also drove a convoy on shore near the Isle of Bas under the fire of two shore batteries and recaptured several British merchant vessels.
    Capt. CLEMENT was promoted to post rank on 1 August 1811.
  • 1811 Robert FORBES, 08/1811, off Cherbourg.
  • 1812 John MAXWELL, 27/04/1812.
    He visited all the British settlements on the coast of Africa, destroyed several slave forts on the Rio Pongus and captured four Portuguese slavers.
  • 1814 Woolwich.
  • 1815 Capt. Hon. James Ashley MAUDE.
    He brought home the ratification, by the President and Senate of the United States, of the treaty of peace concluded at Ghent between Great Britain and America, with which he arrived at the Foreign Office on 13 March 1815.
    Spithead for the East Indies.
  • 1816-17 ditto, East Indies.
    FAVORITE left Trincomalee, Ceylon, for home on 26 December 1816 calling at Simond's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, at the beginning of March and St. Helena on the 29th. of that month. She brought home the naval establishment from Bombay and a number of other passengers including Capt. Hugh STEWART, late of the TOWEY, who was dismissed his ship after a court martial.
  • 1818 Hercules ROBINSON, 09/1817, St. Helena, River Plate and Newfoundland station.
    Returned via Gibraltar and Cadiz on 21 December 1820.

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