RFA Surf Pioneer (A365)

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Career (UK) RFA Ensign
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
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 3.75 inches (8.32 m)
Propulsion: 1 x 4 cyl Doxford diesel
Single shaft
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.