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Unsinkable Sam (aka Oskar/Oscar) - German ship’s cat who saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving on board three vessels (the Bismarck, the HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal) and surviving the sinking of all three.

from BuzzFeed

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The Way You Dress Dogs In Ridiculous Hats! ~ What Do People Actually Hate About You? It says I'm an egomaniac, but I rarely point out my own talents. I don't like sounding boastful. So . . . *shrugs*

Did you know a cat survived the sinking of three separate ships in World War II, earning the moniker Unsinkable Sam


We all know that Gabriel is enjoying the view. ;P

from the Guardian

Titanic's Belfast launch - unseen pictures

Titanic’s departure from Belfast seen for the dock shore Photograph: National Museums Northern Ireland


The Unsinkable Sam, the most famous mascot of the British Royal Navy, was in turn the ship's cat of the Bismarck, HMS Cossack, and HMS Ark Royal and survived the torpedoeing of all three ships before being retired to a home on dry land.

from WW2DB

[Photo] Stern view of the Bismarck, 1940-1941

Stern view of the Bismarck, 1940-1941. Hitler's favourite ship. 42,000 Tons. After sinking HMS Hood it managed to escape detection despite a huge effort. It was an RAF Catalina on a search patrol that eventually spotted her and sealed her fate. The little plane is far mightier the 42,000 Ton mighty giant! Crew was 2,400 souls, of which 115 survived. rjp


Unsinkable Sam, the cat who survived three sinking military ships.

Sabriel ;-) I can't help wanting to point out how pretty Sam's facial expressions in this whole thing are


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