Old convict ship
The old Victorian convict ship Success, after voyaging round the world from Melbourne, where she was bought for ‘‘show‘‘ purposes, has turned up at Louisville (United States), and news was received in Sydney last week that she is to be commissioned for sea again. On account of the scarcity of tonnage for deepsea carrying trade, a shipping firm has bought her, and plans to turn her into a cargo vessel. The old craft, which was on exhibition in Sydney Harbour some years ago, was built more than 80 years ago. With the cells
removed, it is expected the ship can carry 750,000ft of lumber, and the new owners are fitting her out for that trade. The Success is one of the few sailing vessels in the world made of solid teak, and her hull is said to be wonderfully well preserved. The Success will be remembered as a feature at the PanamaPacific Exposition.