RFA Surf Pioneer (A365)
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|Name:||RFA Surf Pioneer|
|Builder:||Bartram & Sons|
|Launched:||23 April 1951|
|Acquired:||14 July 1951|
|Commissioned:||28 November 1951|
|Decommissioned:||13 August 1960|
|Fate:||Arrived at Burriana for scrapping on 28 February 1970|
|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 3.75 inches (8.32 m)|
1 x 4 cyl Doxford diesel|
4,250 brake horsepower (3,170 kW)
|Speed:||12.5 knots (23.2 km/h)|
RFA Surf Pioneer (A365) was a Surf-class freighting tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She and her sister RFA Surf Patrol were originally ordered by Polish owners but were commandeered by the Admiralty whilst building during the Korean War.
She was launched on 23 April 1951 as Beskidy, and was purchased by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on 14 July 1951. She was decommissioned on 13 August 1960 and laid up at Devonport. She arrived at Burriana for scrapping on 28 February 1970.
- Colledge, J.J.. Ships of the Royal Navy: An Historical Index Volume 2: Navy-built Trawlers, Drifters, Tugs and Requisitioned Ships. Newton Abbot: David & Charles.
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