Help return a unique steam cargo ship to seagoing condition

Plans for Freshspring


Learn of the history of SS Freshspring



Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events for the restoration of SS Freshspring


Steamship Freshspring Society

The Steamship Freshspring Society is a not for profit organisation based in North Devon, whose aim is to return SS Freshspring to operation, preserving the past and inspiring knowledge for the future.

SS Freshspring will be sympathetically converted to carry cruise passengers in comfortable well appointed cabins along with seafaring cadets or volunteers accommodated in dedicated cabins.

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Latest from the Blog

A new banner

A new banner

13 Aug 2017

With the reasonably dry weather we have been having over the past few days, volunteers on board have been able to make some good progress with painting on the out side of Freshspring.… A new banner



The commitment of members and volunteers is vital to achieving the Trusts aim to stimulate interest in maritime heritage, inspiring educational objectives and securing a long term sustainable future for SS Freshspring.

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Historic Ship


Built in 1946 by Lytham Shipbuilding & Engineering, SS Freshspring was the last of 14 Fresh Class water carriers and is recognised as being of national historical significance on the National Register of Historic vessels.

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Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund


SS Freshspring Society is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

Steamship Freshspring Society clothing

Support and promote the Steamship Freshspring Society with our new range of branded clothing

Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Polo Shirts and more are available in a range of sizes and with the Society logo embroidered on the left breast.

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