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.
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.
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