Steamship Freshspring Trust
SS Freshspring Trust is an historic steamship berthed in Bideford, North Devon. The aim of the Steamship Freshspring Trust is to return the ship 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.
A primary aim of the Trust is to educate and inspire future generations of maritime enthusiasts. We have produced a dedicated school website called Freshspring Junior and regularly welcome schools onto the ship.
In addition, we promote careers within the maritime and engineering industry through our partnerships with the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and Jobs in Maritime and by attending talks, shows and fairs to raise awareness of such careers.
Become a Member
The commitment of members and volunteers is vital to achieving the Trust's aim to stimulate interest in maritime heritage, inspiring educational objectives and securing a long term sustainable future for SS Freshspring.
Adequate funding is the key to the survival of any organisation. Apart from our membership, Freshspring has no regular income and relies entirely on donations, grants and the sale of ‘memorabilia’ for its income.
A few interesting facts you may not know
Years in Bideford
Get in Touch
To find out more, get involved with the Steamship Freshspring Trust, tell us your story or about your visit to SS Freshspring, get in contact. We would love to hear from you.