RFA Tideflow (A97)

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Replenishment oiler RFA Tideflow (A97) underway c1962.jpg
RFA Tideflow (A97) in August 1962
History
RFA EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: RFA Tiderace
Laid down: 30 August 1953
Launched: 30 August 1954
Commissioned: 25 January 1956
Decommissioned: November 1975
Renamed: RFA Tideflow, 28 June 1958
Fate: Scrapped, 1976
General characteristics
Class and type: Tide-class replenishment oiler
Displacement: 26,000 long tons (26,417 t)
Length: 583 ft 4 in (177.80 m)
Beam: 71 ft 4 in (21.74 m)
Draught: 32 ft 1 in (9.78 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 17 knots (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Complement: 90 RFA

RFA Tideflow (A97) was a Tide-class replenishment oiler of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Commissioned in 1956, the ship was originally named Tiderace, but was renamed Tideflow in 1958 to avoid confusion with other members of the class.

Tideflow was decommissioned in November 1975, and arrived at Bilbao on 10 May 1976 to be broken up.