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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. 

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.

[Coal is in short supply], cartoon by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth, 1941. Source: Cartoon Collection, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/National Library of Wales.

A soldier sleeps and a woman is frying sausages over a candle. There are coal coupons in an unlit fireplace.

[Coal is in short supply], cartoon by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth, 1941. Source: Cartoon Collection, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/National Library of Wales.

A soldier sleeps and a woman is frying sausages over a candle. There are coal coupons in an unlit fireplace.

‘Whisky’ the cat, pet and mascot of HMS Duke of York (ca. 1940s). Source: National Maritime Museum on Flickr.

This photograph is featured in Arctic Convoys, a new photographic exhibition looking at the experiences of those who served on the Arctic Convoys. It’s on at the National Maritime Museum until March 2012, www.nmm.ac.uk/convoys/

‘Whisky’ the cat, pet and mascot of HMS Duke of York (ca. 1940s). Source: National Maritime Museum on Flickr.

This photograph is featured in Arctic Convoys, a new photographic exhibition looking at the experiences of those who served on the Arctic Convoys. It’s on at the National Maritime Museum until March 2012, www.nmm.ac.uk/convoys/

John Phillips, A cat in a carrier during an air raid, 1941. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

John Phillips, A cat in a carrier during an air raid, 1941. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

"After the smoke of battle had cleared on Betio Island, Tarawa, this tiny kitten crept out from beneath a wrecked Japanese tank, to receive a drink from a U.S. Marine," 1943. Source: U.S. Naval Institute.

"After the smoke of battle had cleared on Betio Island, Tarawa, this tiny kitten crept out from beneath a wrecked Japanese tank, to receive a drink from a U.S. Marine," 1943. Source: U.S. Naval Institute.

"Waiting instructions in the briefing room, pilots on a US Navy aircraft carrier relax by playing with the ship’s mascot. / Probably the USS Ranger, July 1944.” Source: U.S. Naval Institute.

"Waiting instructions in the briefing room, pilots on a US Navy aircraft carrier relax by playing with the ship’s mascot. / Probably the USS Ranger, July 1944.” Source: U.S. Naval Institute.