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.
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??
Oscar was ship's cat aboard the Bismarck, followed by HMS Cossack and then the aircraft carrier Ark Royal. All three ships were sunk during WWII and, three lives later, Oscar retired to a land-lubber's life in Belfast.