Known as ship’s cat, these heroic felines have been a common feature on ships since ancient times. They are of value not only for providing protection from rodents, but also as morale boosters.
The spread of mass communication during World War II, led to a number of ship’s cats becoming celebrities in their own right.
1. Photo of Saipan, mascot of the USS New Mexico. He was recused after the battle of Saipan in 1944.
2. Eagle relaxing aboard his ship the HMS Eagle.
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