HMS Favourite (W 119)

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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 number5239814
Fate: Returned to the United States Navy, 1946
General characteristics
Type: Favourite-class tugboat
Displacement: 835 tons full
Length: 143 ft
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
Speed: 13 knots
Complement: 5 officers and 40 enlisted
Armament: 1 x 3"/50 caliber gun

HMS Favourite (W 119) was a Favourite-class tug of the Royal Navy during World War II.

Service History[edit]

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[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ "HMS Favourite (W 119) of the Royal Navy - British Rescue Tug of the Favourite class - Allied Warships of WWII -". Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Rescue Tug (ATR)". Retrieved 18 June 2015.