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HMRT Favourite (W-119)
BAT-3 transferred to the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II
Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug / Favourite Class British Rescue Tug:
Planned and approved as Auxiliary Fleet Tug ATA-128
Named Caddo, 9 March 1942
Redesignated BAT-3, 15 April 1942, destined for lend-lease to Great Britain
Laid down, 25 October 1941, at Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX.
Launched, 17 February 1942
Delivered to the US Navy and transferred to Great Britain, 15 June 1942
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMRT Favourite (W-119)
Returned to US custody, 27 March 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission, 18 October 1946, for merchant service to Moran Towing Co., New York, renamed Susan A. Moran, later in 1946 renamed Eugene F. Moran
Sold to foreign buyers in 1947, renamed Monsanto reflagged Portugal, renamed Monte Branco in 1975
Final Disposition, deleted from the Lloyds Shipping Register in 1993, scrapped at Setubal, Portugal
Displacement 835 t.(fl)
Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 13 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
Diesel 1300 Bbls
one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,500shp
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||HMRT Favourite (W-119) underway, date and location unknown.
Photo from "The Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945" Vol. 3, by D. K. Brown, RCNC, Conway Maritime Press.
||Ex-HMRT Favourite (W-119) (ex-Caddo (ATA-128)) in commercial service as the tug Monte Branco at Setubal, Portugal, 23 June 1981.
Photos by Capt. Jan Melchers
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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