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    35 Vintage Cats At Sea

    Cats and sailors go way back.

    Seaman with a cat and kitten, ca. 1910.

    A large cat sitting on the pilot wheel in the interior of the pilot house of an unidentified boat

    A cat sitting in the fairlead of the barque PAMIR, 1947

    The cats of the USS Mississippi climb ladders to enter their hammock, ca. 1925

    "Whisky" the cat, pet and mascot of HMS Duke of York, ca. 1940s

    Sailor and kitten, 1912

    Teaching a cat a trick aboard the cruiser Olympia, ca. 1898

    Melvin Vaniman and his cat aboard the steamship Trent off Bermuda, Oct. 1910

    Sailor with a ship's cat aboard the cruiser Olympia, ca. 1898

    Two roustabouts on the Showboat Bart with a turtle and a cat

    Pilots on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier relax by playing with the ship's mascot, July 1944

    Two cats pose in the breech of a 4" caliber naval gun of an unidentified ship prior to World War One

    Seaman on the SMS "Pommern" enticing the ship’s cat up on of the shrouds

    "Radio Cat," ca. 1917-34, Boston

    USS Flusser cat "Wockle" on the capstan in Venice, Italy, 1924-25

    "Bilgewater," the mascot of the Coast Guard Academy, ca. 1944

    French sailors with a kitten, Seattle, 1950

    Mascot "Saipan" of the USS New Mexico, ca. 1944

    Crewman of the USS Texas pose with mascot dog and cat on the muzzle of one of the ship's guns, ca. 1900

    Kitten on HMS Aurora, 1914

    "Pooli," who served aboard an attack transport during World War Two, 1959

    With the ship's tailor aboard the USS New York, ca. 1896

    A group of sailors surround the ship's cat, "Convoy," as he sleeps in a miniature hammock on board HMS Hermione, November 1941

    Kitten on Steam Yacht "Morning," 1902

    Seven-year-old Robin Tucker presenting a kitten to the “good ship Yankee” at the 1939 World’s Fair

    Black cat and spaniel on HMS Barham, ca. 1916

    Able Seaman J. T. Walker with his dog “Shrapnel” and Able Seaman Gamble with his cat “Salvo” aboard the HMAS Sydney, 1940

    Crew of the USS Nahant with their two cats, ca. 1898

    A cat on the HMAS Encounter, ca. 1916