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.

Unsinkable Sam (aka Oskar/Oscar) - cat who saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving on board three vessels (the Bismarck, the HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal) and surviving the sinking of all three.

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Unsinkable Sam switched sides from the Nazi to the Allied forces. Survived 3 Ships Sinking in WWII. Pastel portrait “Oscar, the Bismarck’s Cat” by Georgina Shaw-Baker @ National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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The black and white cat was named Oscar and then became known as Unsinkable Sam started his "career" in the fleet of the Nazi regime, the Kriegsmarine, and

Unsinkable sam

Unsinkable sam

Unsinkable Sam the germans called him Oscar, He was on the Bismarck. After the cat was found by british troups he was named Sam

Did you know a cat survived the sinking of three separate ships in World War II, earning the moniker Unsinkable Sam

Horton (Capt) -- Winston Churchill stops 'Blackie', ship's cat of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, crossing over to a US destroyer during the Atlantic Conference, August -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints

Unsinkable - Sam Tsui & Elle Winter (Music Is Medicine Original)....beautiful <3

Unsinkable - Sam Tsui & Elle Winter (Music Is Medicine Original)

Unsinkable Sam was the name of a cat who lived on a number of German warships during World War II - and every one of them sank! Sam first inhabited the Bismarck, followed by the HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal. As each one sunk during battle, Sam was seen paddling away from the wreckage or drifting on pieces of wood. After 3 survived sinkings, Sam retired to dry land.

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The cat pictured is Seaman Simon. He was a WWII hero to men on the Amethyst. The article attached is about a different cat called Sam. The article is titled, "Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII."

The cat pictured is Seaman Simon. He was a WWII hero to men on the Amethyst. The article attached is about a different cat called Sam. The article is titled, "Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII.

Meet Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII

Unsinkable Sam was a tomcat owned by the German navy, he was aboard 3 seperate ships during world war 2 and survived the sinking of all 3

Meet Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII

The black and white cat was named Oscar and then became known as Unsinkable Sam started his "career" in the fleet of the Nazi regime, the Kriegsmarine, and

Unsinkable Sam (also known as Oskar or Oscar) was the nickname of an alleged German ship's cat who reportedly saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving on board three vessels and surviving the sinking of all three.[1]

Unsinkable Sam (also known as Oskar or Oscar) was the nickname of an alleged German ship's cat who reportedly saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy during the Second World War, serving on board three vessels and surviving the sinking of all

A cat nicknamed Unsinkable Sam survived the sinking of three different battleships during WWII.

The Unsinkable Sam, the most famous mascot of the British Royal Navy, was in turn the ship's cat of the Bismarck, HMS Cossack, and HMS Ark Royal and survived the torpedoeing of all three ships before being retired to a home on dry land.

Unsinkable Sam. Awwww!

historicaltimes: Winston Churchill pets Blackie, the ship’s cat of HMS Prince of Wales. He blocked the cat from crossing the gangway to USS McDougal.

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