On May 27, 1941, the Bismarck was spotted by a pair of British destroyers and sunk. In total, 2,200 German soldiers were on the ship when it went down and 115 people (1 cat) survived. The surviving cat was a black and white patched cat named Unsinkable Sam (Oscar), who was discovered floating on a board by British troops. He was the only survivor found by the British destroyer HMS Cossack.

On May 27, 1941, the Bismarck was spotted by a pair of British destroyers and sunk. In total, 2,200 German soldiers were on the ship when it went down and 115 people (1 cat) survived. The surviving cat was a black and white patched cat named Unsinkable Sam (Oscar), who was discovered floating on a board by British troops. He was the only survivor found by the British destroyer HMS Cossack.

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Cats in 20th Century History-Cats in War- Unsinkable Sam Unsinkable Sam Georgina Shaw-Baker UK National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, cats in war

Cats in 20th Century History-Cats in War- Unsinkable Sam Unsinkable Sam Georgina Shaw-Baker UK National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, cats in war

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Did you know a cat survived the sinking of three separate ships in World War II, earning the moniker Unsinkable Sam

Did you know a cat survived the sinking of three separate ships in World War II, earning the moniker Unsinkable Sam

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bluewater239:  thepokecrafter:  nowyoukno:  Source for more facts follow NowYouKno     That cat must have really hated water.  Wait. Is it not even a little suspicious that the same cat was on 3 separate ships that sank??

bluewater239: thepokecrafter: nowyoukno: Source for more facts follow NowYouKno That cat must have really hated water. Wait. Is it not even a little suspicious that the same cat was on 3 separate ships that sank??

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Unsinkable Sam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Unsinkable Sam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A cat nicknamed Unsinkable Sam survived the sinking of three different battleships during WWII.

A cat nicknamed Unsinkable Sam survived the sinking of three different battleships during WWII.

Meet Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII

Meet Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII

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Unsinkable Sam (also known as Oskar or Oscar) was the nickname of an alleged German ship's cat who reportedly saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving on board three vessels and surviving the sinking of all three.[1]

Unsinkable Sam (also known as Oskar or Oscar) was the nickname of an alleged German ship's cat who reportedly saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving on board three vessels and surviving the sinking of all three.[1]

World of Warships - Head Over Keels: Unsinkable Sam - YouTube

World of Warships - Head Over Keels: Unsinkable Sam - YouTube

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