Ship’s CatsPosted: October 20, 2012
A good Wikipedia page, well-illustrated.
Here’s Blackie, with Winston Churchill:
Here is Convoy:
Sadly, Convoy was lost when the HMS Hermione was sunk in the Mediterranean in 1942.
Here is Peebles, known for shaking hands with strangers:
Pebbles served on the HMS Western Isles, which was used to evacuate children from Guernsey before the German occupation.
And here is Tiddles:
When he sailed around Australia in 1801-3, the explorer Matthew Flinders had a cat named Trim. According to Flinders, Trim was eaten by slaves in Mauritus some years later. Here is a statue of Trim in Sydney:
Mrs. Chippy deserves and will receive more extensive coverage at some future date.