Unsinkable Sam (aka Oskar/Oscar) - German ship’s 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.

Unsinkable Sam (aka Oskar/Oscar) - German ship’s 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.

Cats in 20th Century History-Cats in War- Unsinkable Sam Unsinkable Sam Georgina Shaw-Baker UK National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, cats in war

Cats in 20th Century History-Cats in War- Unsinkable Sam Unsinkable Sam Georgina Shaw-Baker UK National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, cats in war

Unsinkable Sam, the cat who survived three sinking military ships.

Unsinkable Sam, the cat who survived three sinking military ships.

Meet 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 (aka Oskar/Oscar) - German ship’s cat who saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and British Royal Navy during WWII, on the Bismarck, the HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal. Sam survived the sinking of all three. There is some doubt as to whether Sam really existed, or whether his story was not an amalgamation of several different cats created as an exciting “sea tale”. (That nearly looks like Churchill patting "Sam"....?)

Unsinkable Sam (aka Oskar/Oscar) - German ship’s cat who saw service in both the Kriegsmarine and British Royal Navy during WWII, on the Bismarck, the HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal. Sam survived the sinking of all three. There is some doubt as to whether Sam really existed, or whether his story was not an amalgamation of several different cats created as an exciting “sea tale”. (That nearly looks like Churchill patting "Sam"....?)

U for Unsinkable Sam  by marfknox

U for Unsinkable Sam

U for Unsinkable Sam by marfknox

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

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

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