Oscar. (aka ‘Unsinkable Sam’)

Oscar… (aka ‘Unsinkable Sam’)

a ship’s cat, was rescued from a floating board among the wreckage
of Bismarck by the crew of HMS Cossack.

In October 1941 Oscar was aboard when Cossack sank off Gibraltar
and was adopted by the Ship’s Company of HMS Ark Royal.

Twenty-one days later Ark was torpedoed. Oscar was again found
clinging to a floating plank, and brought ashore on HMS Legion…
the same ship that rescued the crew of Cossack.

Oscar got a shore draft into the Governor’s Office in Gib, before
retiring to a Seaman’ Home in Belfast. He died there in 1955.

(Pretty much describes the 9 lives of a cat)

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Barry Blomkamp Nd. Bsc (UL)
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