HMS Favourite (W 119)
|Name:||HMS Favourite (W119)|
|Builder:||Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas|
|Laid down:||25 October 1941|
|Launched:||17 February 1942|
|Commissioned:||15 June 1942|
|Struck:||21 May 1946|
|Identification:||IMO number: 5239814|
|Fate:||Returned to the United States Navy, 1946|
|Displacement:||835 tons full|
|Beam:||33 ft 10 in (extreme)|
|Draft:||13 ft 2 in (limiting)|
one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear Ship's Service Generators one Diesel-drive 60 kW 120 V D.C. one Diesel-drive 30 kW 120 V D.C.single propeller, 1,500shp
|Complement:||5 officers and 40 enlisted|
|Armament:||1 x 3"/50 caliber gun|
Favourite was laid down on 25 October 1941 by the Levingston Shipbuilding Company in Orange, Texas as ATA-128. She was named Caddo on 9 March 1942 and redesignated BAT-3 on 15 April 1942. BAT-3 was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 15 June 1942 as Favourite. She served through World War II with the Royal Navy and was returned to the United States Navy on 27 March 1946. Struck on 21 May 1946, the tug was renamed the Susan A. Moran and then Eugene F. Moran after being sold to the Moran Towing Corporation. In 1947, she was sold again and renamed Monsanto and then Monte Branco in 1975 after being reflagged as Portuguese. Monte Branco was deleted from Lloyd's Register in 1993 and scrapped at Setúbal.
- "HMS Favourite (W 119) of the Royal Navy - British Rescue Tug of the Favourite class - Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
- "Rescue Tug (ATR)". www.navsource.org. Retrieved 18 June 2015.