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Type: Central battery ironclad corvette ; Armament 10 x 8 " 9-ton ML
Laid down : Deptford 23 Aug 1860 ; Launched : 5 Jul 1864 ;
Disposal date or year : 1886
BM: 2094 tons ; Displacement: 3232 tons
Machinery notes: 1773 hpi 400 hp ; Speed ; 11 knots ;
Some brief notes on the Favorite.
1860 originally designed and begun as a wooden corvette of 22 guns, but converted, according to designs by Mr. E. J. Reed and the Controller's Department, in 1862, to a rigged, armour-plated corvette of 3169 tons' displacement, and 1773 H.P.I., with iron armour of a maximum thickness of 4½ inches.
1870 Portsmouth (Ship's Co Borne in Asia)
1876 Into Reserve.
1879 Unappropriated. Portsmouth.