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.
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- Australian immigration emailed a British man who died on his honeymoon to say he'd overstayed his visa, his husband said.
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