museums and attractions

Transport / Maritime

Steamship Freshspring

ss Freshspring at Bideford in 2017.
ss Freshspring at Bideford in 2017.
ss Freshspring in her working days.
ss Freshspring in her working days.
ss Freshspring's main engine.
ss Freshspring's main engine.

Built in 1946, SS Freshspring is on the National Register of Historic vessels. She was the last of 14 Fresh Class water carriers to be built, all of which were 121 feet in length and were powered by a triple expansion steam engine. Her duty was to replenish Naval ships with fresh water for use in boilers. She also acted as a fire tender when required. The sole survivor of the class, she is now being restored as a visitor attraction as part of a plan to return her to working condition in the future.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Steamship Freshspring Society

Address

The Quay Bideford Devon

  • 01237 479 730
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  • View website

Open days

Guided tours on selected dates from June 2018.

Travel

By Bus: Stagecoach 21, 21A

By Rail: Barnstaple / 9 miles

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