Favourite -> 1807 Goree

Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench sloop 'La Favorite' (1806) (16)
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1817BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 5"Imperial Feet32.9343 
Length of Keel90' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth29' 9"Imperial Feet8.8646 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen426 8894Tons BM 


27.1.1807Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

8.1807 - 9.2.1808CommanderWilliam Standway ParkinsonBWAS-17939.2.1808 - 3.1808CommanderGeorge Alfred CroftonBWAS-17933.1808 - 13.4.1809CommanderJoseph Spear (d.1837)BWAS-179313.4.1809 - 12.12.1809CommanderJohn SimpsonBWAS-179312.12.1809 - 1813CommanderHenry Dilkes Byng (1781-1860)BWAS-179319.7.1814 - 6.1815CommanderConstantine Richard Moorsom (1792-1861)BWAS-17936.1815 - 6.6.1815LieutenantJohn BoultonBWAS-17936.6.1815 - 1816CommanderJohn WilsonBWAS-1793

Service History

8.1807Recommissioned at AntiguaBWAS-1793
8.1807Renamed GoreeBWAS-1793
24.4.1808Action of 1808-04-22
24.11.1808Took the Letter of Marque L'Amiral Villaret (8) 30 leagues West of GuadaloupeBG
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
1813Prison ship at HalifaxBWAS-1793
1814At BermudaBWAS-1793
1817Broken up at BermudaBWAS-1793


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