RFA Tidepool (A76) was a fast fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Tidepool had a long and busy life in the fleet. The ship participated in both the Cod War and the Beira Patrol during the 1970s. In 1982 when the Falklands War broke out Tidepool was actually on its way to Chile to be disposed of. The ship was temporarily reclaimed by the United Kingdom and passed into Chilean hands in August 1982.