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Type: Sloop ; Armament 18
Launched : 21 Apr 1829 ; Disposal date or year : 1905
BM: 434 tons
Portsmouth 5 Aug 1829 Sailed for the Mediterranean.
Gibraltar 28 Aug 1829 Arrived.
Gibraltar 30 Aug 1829 Sailed for Malta.
Malta 16 Nov 1829 Reported to be at Egina.
Malta 18 Nov 1829 Reported to be at Vourla.
Smyrna 16 Dec 1830 Remains Vourla due to the political situation.
Smyrna 2 Jan 1830 Remains.
Malta 6 Feb 1830 Is at Egina.
Palmas Bay, Sardinia 9 May 1830 Expected at Malta from Alexandria.
Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1830 the Sloop Favorite, 18 guns, Complement: 125, was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 3 Deaths in Action, total number of Deaths: 7, and I assume that the balance of deaths will be made up from those men who died from disease etc.
Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1831 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 1 Death by Accident, total No of Deaths: 2, and I assume that the balance of deaths will be made up from those men who died from disease.
Sierra Leone 9 Mar 1831 Preparing to sail on the 12th for Gambia.
Late Sep 1831 arrived from Loando [Loanda?] where she found 10-12 Portuguese vessels loading slaves, but since they were south of the Equator, and the Treaty with Portugal didn't allow British ships to search Portuguese vessels, so could not interfere with what was happening.
Oct 1831 at Fernando Po 9 persons are reported to have been seized with the fever.
Per a report made to Parliament in 1842, at some time during 1832 was involved in combatting the Slave Trade and experienced 7 Deaths, and in the absence of other information I assume the causes of death were from disease etc.
31 May 1832 expected shortly at the Gambia, to relieve the Plumper.
6 Aug 1832 in the Bonny River.
15 Aug 1832 detained in lat. 2° 53' 0" N. long. 7° 19' 0" E., bound from the River Nun to Havana, the Spanish slave brig Carolina, Nicolas Calveras, master, with 426 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and on 11 Sep 1832 sentenced to be condemned.
2 May 1833 Refitting at Fernando Po.
13 May 1833 detained in lat. 3° 28' 0" N. long. 7° 38' 0" E., en route from the River Bonny to St. Jago de Cuba, the Spanish slave sloop Indio, Jozé Beleguer, master, with 117 slaves on board, which was sent for adjudication to the British and Spanish Mixed Court of Justice, Sierra Leone, and sentenced to be condemned.
Portsmouth 19 Aug 1833 Arrived from Africa.
Portsmouth 31 Aug 1833 Paid off.
1 Sep 1833 commissioned.
Portsmouth 7 - 16 Sep 1833 In Harbour.
Portsmouth 21 Sep 1833 In dock.
Portsmouth 27 Sep 1833 Undocked. Fitting out for the Mediterranean.
Portsmouth 21 Nov 1833 Went out to Spithead.
Portsmouth 25 Nov 1833 Sailed for the Mediterranean with mail.
Portland-roads 10 Dec 1833 Put in here previously owing to adverse winds, and got under weigh today for Cadiz and Malta.
Gibraltar 7 Jan 1834 Remains.
Malta 18 Feb 1834 In harbour at Valletta.
Valencia 23 Mar 1834.
Malta 1 Aug 1834 Under quarantine.
Malta 1 Oct 1834 Sailed for Tripoli.
2 Jan 1835 Reported to be at Tripoli..
31 Jan 1835 is reported to be at Tripoli.
7 Feb 1835 remains at Tripoli.
1 Jul 1835 at Malta.
26 Aug 1835 is reported to be at Malta.
Malta 8 Nov 1835 is at Smyrna.
Plymouth 1 Feb 1837 arrived from Malta, with the Jesse, of Liverpool, abandoned with 17 feet of water in her hold, in tow. She discovered the vessel at lat 47 ; long 8, on 29 Jan.
Plymouth 16 Sep 1837 is reported to be recruiting here.
12 May 1839 arrived Kedgeree, Bengal, from Amherst. 24 Jun 1840 landed at Tongatabu, Friendly Islands, to resolve a local dispute. The following were killed and wounded: Killed : Commander W. Croker ; Petty officer George Freathy ; Petty officer John New. Severely wounded. Lieutenant Dunlop ; Master's mate, Mr. Ellman ; Quarter-master J. Faulkner ; Boatswain's mate John Reed ; Seamen J. Bennet, J. Stephens, R. M'Kenning, J. Hicks, T. Howe, J. Grey, J. Harris, R. Morgan, W. Dunsford, R. Carney ; Marine R. Taylor. Slightly wounded. Six seamen and marines. See p. 323 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow 13 Oct 1840 arrived at New Zealand. 6 Dec 1840 arrived at Sydney from New Zealand. 9 Feb 1841 arrived at Hobart-town from New Zealand and Sydney. 21 Feb 1841 left Hobart Town for New Zealand. 5 Jun 1841 arrived at Sydney from New Zealand. 24 Oct 1842 the remains of the late Dr. Munro, assistant surgeon of HMS Favorite, were interred at the grave yard. The funeral was attended by the commanding officers of the Favorite, Fly, and Bramble.
9 Feb 1847 orders for Commander Murray, being in command of Sierra Leone Division. You may exercise your judgment as to allowing the cruiser to cruise out of sight of land, within certain limits, from time to time.
18 Jun 1848 detained a slave brigantine, Name Unknown, which was sent for adjudication to the Vice-Admiralty Court at St. Helena, and sentenced to be condemned.
20 Dec 1848 Coast of Africa.
3 Feb 1849 assembled a squadron off Gallinas, consisting of the Penelope, Favorite, Sealark, Waterwitch, Bonetta, Dart and Pluto. Boats from the squadron with 300 men passed the bar at 7.30. a. m., and landed at Dombocorro, took possession of it, and the neighbouring factories and barracoons...whilst the boats of the Penelope, pushed on to the Solyman factories, and the village of Dreesing, were totally destroyed. Commander Murray also conducted a party to Mineh, and destroyed the factories and barracoons which it contained. On the 4th the three large factories in the vicinity of Dombocorro were destroyed, along with Dombocorro itself, with all its contents, was burnt to the ground, and by sunset, the force had returned to their respective ships, without a single casualty (representing a summary of Commodore Hotham's report on the event).
1859 - 1905 Coal Depot, Devonport