This blog is devoted to the life and legend of perhaps the most famous sailing ship of all time, the Ship Success, also known as the Convict Ship Success. Here I will share my research, travels, and discoveries, the fruits of my 40-year search for the true story of the Success. It is hoped that a lively discussion will ensue, as I complete my long awaited history of the Success, 'Heart of Teak.'
Photo courtesy the South Australia Maritime Museum
Back in May, I told the story of the Herbert Croker model. I reported at that time I believed it was located at the South Australia Maritime Museum (SAMM). Just recently someone with that museum contacted me and confirmed that, indeed, the Croker model is located at the SAMM. At my request they also provided the above image, for which I am extremely grateful. It is a much clearer than the one I had previously posted. I urge you to take a few moments to browse their fine website and, by all means, if you make it to Adelaide allot some time to visit their many fine exhibits, in addition to the Croker model, of course!