Steamship Freshspring

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.


  • Parking
  • Part Disabled Access


Contact & Location

Operator:Steamship Freshspring Society
Address:The Quay
Contacts: 01237 479 730
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Open days:Guided tours on selected dates from Easter 2017.
By Bus:Stagecoach 21, 21A
By Rail: Barnstaple / 9 miles

This entry was last updated on 28th February 2017

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