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From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

Two cats pose in the breech of a 4” caliber naval gun of an unidentified ship prior to World War One.

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

Two cats pose in the breech of a 4” caliber naval gun of an unidentified ship prior to World War One.

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

War Veteran “Pooli,” who rates three service ribbons and four battle stars, shows she can still get into her old uniform as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. The cat served aboard an attack transport during World War II. 

Los Angeles, 1959. 

From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:

War Veteran “Pooli,” who rates three service ribbons and four battle stars, shows she can still get into her old uniform as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. The cat served aboard an attack transport during World War II.

Los Angeles, 1959. 

Apprentice on SS UMBALLA with a kitten, 1910s by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Sam Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families. This photograph depicts an apprentice on the British India Line steamer UMBALLA nursing a kitten. For more information see Patricia Miles’ article Little Shipmates in Signals 82, 2008, pp 34-35. This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

Apprentice on SS UMBALLA with a kitten, 1910s by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Sam Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families. This photograph depicts an apprentice on the British India Line steamer UMBALLA nursing a kitten.

For more information see Patricia Miles’ article Little Shipmates in Signals 82, 2008, pp 34-35.

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

Check out this post I put up on BuzzFeed Community today: 35 Cats at Sea.
Above: Photograph by Beadell, S. J. (Lt.), Royal Navy official photographer, Nov. 1941. From the collections of the Imperial War Museums (item A 6410), via Wikipedia:

A group of sailors surround the ship’s cat “Convoy,” as he sleeps in a miniature hammock on board HMS Hermione. According to the original caption, “Convoy” is in the ship’s book and provided with full kit. The cat obtained his name because of the number of times he accompanied the ship on duty patrols.

More on ships’ cats here.

Check out this post I put up on BuzzFeed Community today: 35 Cats at Sea.

Above: Photograph by Beadell, S. J. (Lt.), Royal Navy official photographer, Nov. 1941. From the collections of the Imperial War Museums (item A 6410), via Wikipedia:

A group of sailors surround the ship’s cat “Convoy,” as he sleeps in a miniature hammock on board HMS Hermione. According to the original caption, “Convoy” is in the ship’s book and provided with full kit. The cat obtained his name because of the number of times he accompanied the ship on duty patrols.

More on ships’ cats here.

Seaman with a cat and kitten, c 1910 by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

Other great photos by Sam Hood here.

Seaman with a cat and kitten, c 1910 by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

Other great photos by Sam Hood here.

Sam Hood took some of my favorite photos on this site.
A cat sitting in the fairlead of the barque PAMIR, 1947 by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Sam Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families. This photograph depicts a ship’s cat on the PAMIR, one of the largest commercial sailing ships on world routes. Cargoes of grain provided happy hunting grounds. The four-masted German barque was the flagship for Sydney’s Australia Day regatta, which was held on the public holiday on 27 January 1947. The vessel, along with a naval gunboat, was moored at Kurraba Point and acted as the starting and finishing line for some 2,000 participants of the 111th Anniversary Regatta.

Sam Hood took some of my favorite photos on this site.

A cat sitting in the fairlead of the barque PAMIR, 1947 by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on Flickr.

Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Sam Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families. This photograph depicts a ship’s cat on the PAMIR, one of the largest commercial sailing ships on world routes. Cargoes of grain provided happy hunting grounds.

The four-masted German barque was the flagship for Sydney’s Australia Day regatta, which was held on the public holiday on 27 January 1947. The vessel, along with a naval gunboat, was moored at Kurraba Point and acted as the starting and finishing line for some 2,000 participants of the 111th Anniversary Regatta.

For Veterans Day. A day late! 
sailor and cat by marilyn_cvitanic on Flickr.

For Veterans Day. A day late! 

sailor and cat by marilyn_cvitanic on Flickr.

Would you trust this character to steer your ship?
"Animals on Board." Undated, unknown photographer. Source: University of Wisconsin—LaCrosse, Special Collections, via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

A large cat sitting on the actual pilot wheel in the interior of the pilot house of an unidentified boat.

Would you trust this character to steer your ship?

"Animals on Board." Undated, unknown photographer. Source: University of Wisconsin—LaCrosse, Special Collections, via University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

A large cat sitting on the actual pilot wheel in the interior of the pilot house of an unidentified boat.