A pig is the mascot on board this patrol ship!
Togo, the cat mascot of the battleship HMS Dreadnought
An afternoon nap on the Olympia
Sailor with ship’s mascot. Date unknown.
Australian sailor with two cats, in 1910
“Bamse” the St Bernard, aboard the Norwegian ship “Thorrod”
10 July 1942, Tiddles playing with a fellow seaman.
Blackie the cat meets Churchill aboard her homestead, the HMS Prince of Wales. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
DUTCH NEW GUINEA. C.1944. ON THE BRIDGE OF THE LANDING SHIP INFANTRY (LARGE) HMAS WESTRALIA THE COMMANDING OFFICER, COMMANDER A. V. KNIGHT, HOLDS THE SHIP’S MASCOT, A CAT. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION).
THE SHIP’S CATS HAVE A HAMMOCK TO THEMSELVES.
Capt J J Buchanan, skipper of HMAT Boorara, and the ship’s mascot.
PETTY OFFICERS ABOARD H.M.S. “LADYBIRD” TAKE TIME OFF FOR A MEAL BETWEEN SHOTS AT THE ITALIAN POSITIONS. “CINDERS” THE SHIP’S CAT SITS UP BETWEEN THEM
The HMAS Lariat had a ship’s cat AND a dog named Judy
A ship’s cat on the guns of the HMS Elizabeth at Gallipoli
Stand Easy, the Royal Canadian Navy dog
Sinbad the Coastguard Dog
A cat shaking hands with the captain USS Florida
Black cat and spaniel on board HMS “Barham,” ca. 1916.
Dog on board HMS “Laforey,” ca. 1915.
The ship’s cats on HMS “Hawkins,” ca. 1920.
Mr. PM Anderson and Russ on the “Scotia,” ca. 1902.
Cat on steam yacht “Morning,” ca. 1902.
The mascot of HMS “Renown,” ca. 1941
A quarterdeck scene on HMS “Trafalgar” in Malta, 1897.
Photo WIFFLES the Ships Cat HMS Cairo
Statue of Trim, Matthew Flinders’ cat, on a window ledge of the Mitchell wing of the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Oscar ” SMS Bismarck . Ships cat.
Poodle on board an unknown yacht, late 19th century.
Back in 1908, the @USNavy battleship USS Connecticut had a large mascot pig that loved to ham it up.