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Old 23-09-16, 03:11 PM
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This vessel arrived at the Appledore Shipyard berth yesterday morning to await a suitable tide to move up to Bideford where she has been given permission to remain for at least 5 years by the local council . She was built in 1946 at the Lytham Shipbuilding Co for the Royal Navy as a water tanker and is owned by the ss Freshspring preservation Society who hope to get her back into steam and make trips into the Bristol Channel she has been laid up at Newnham on the River Seven for about 20 year prior to drydocking at Sharpness and then to the River Taw. Further photograghs when ship get to Bideford.
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Old 22-10-16, 07:34 AM
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The vessel left the berth at Appledore 18,15 hrs 16th and berth at Bideford at high water on the 16th attached is the latest photie I have at her permanent
berth at Victoria Park.
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Old 28-04-21, 06:22 AM
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Ex Navy water tanker moved from Bideford to H & W shipyard at Appledore for survey work and hull test.
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Old 28-04-21, 08:33 AM
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Hi Norman, thank you very much for sharing

Her details and history according to Miramar:

IDNo: 1181554
Year: 1947
Name: FRESHSPRING
Flag: GBR
Type: Tanker
Keel: 12.9.45
Launch Date: 15.8.46
Date of completion: 10.2.47
Tons: 289
DWT: 236
Length overall: 38.4
Beam: 7.5
Country of build: GBR
Builder: Lytham SB
Location of yard: Lytham
Yard No: 886
Number of
screws/Mchy/ 1 T (Triple Expansion)
Speed(kn): 9.5
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Old 27-05-21, 06:06 AM
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The vessel left H & W Yard at Appledore after survey work and painting returned to her berth at Bideford 18.45 hrs. 26.5.21
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