RFA Surf Patrol (A357)

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Career (UK) RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Surf Patrol
Launched: 7 February 1951
Acquired: 14 July 1951
Commissioned: 17 July 1951
Decommissioned: 11 May 1961
Out of service: Sold commercially in December 1969
Renamed Marisurf
Fate: Arrived at Split for scrapping on 21 July 1980
General characteristics
Class and type: Surf class tanker
Displacement: 15,800 tonnes full load
Length: 469 feet 6 inches (143.10 m)
Beam: 60 feet 6 inches (18.44 m)
Draught: 27 feet 7.75 inches (8.43 m)
Propulsion: 1 x 4 cyl Doxford diesel. 4400 bhp. Single shaft.
Speed: 12.5 knots (23.2 km/h)

RFA Surf Patrol (A357) was a Surf-class freighting tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She and her sister RFA Surf Pioneer were originally ordered by Polish owners but were commandeered by the Admiralty whilst under construction during the Korean War. Surf Patrol was at the time being built as the Tatry for the Polish Government.

Surf Patrol was decommissioned on 11 May 1961 and laid up at Devonport. She was sold back into commercial service in December 1969 and was renamed Marisurf for D.J. Chandris.