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.
- Part disabled access
Steamship Freshspring Society
The Quay Bideford Devon
Open for tours on Wed & Sun 1400-1600.
By Bus: Stagecoach 21, 21A
By Rail: Barnstaple / 9 miles
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. A new wheelhouse is due to be fitted this Spring.