Unsinkable Sam (also known as Oscar) was the nickname of a German ship's cat who 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. In total, Unsinkable Sam survived the destruction of three major vessels during World War II and died in 1955. The other ships Sam visited in 1941 the HMS Lightning and the HMS Legion were also both sunk later in the war.
Meet Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII
“Unsinkable Sam” known to the Germans as “Oscar” was a cat that served on 3 warships (one German and two British) all of which sank in action. The cat survived each sinking, floating away on wooden planks to rescue.
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Sam the Cat Unsinkable Sam was a remarkable cat who managed to survive three shipwrecks during the Second World War. The first sinking ship that Sam (then known as Oskar) managed to survive was the Bismarck, downed in a sea-battle on May 27, 1941: Sam lived while over 2,000 crew died. He was the only survivor picked by the British battleship the HMS Cossack, and was coincidentally renamed Oscar. The Cossack was in turn damaged by a German torpedo later that year. As it was being towed to…
Unsinkable Sam survived 3 shipwrecks during WWII - he survived the sinking of Bismarck, the HMS Cossack, and HMS Ark Royal. He survived the final disaster by floating on a plank "angry but unharmed. He died in 1955.
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.
bluewater239: thepokecrafter: nowyoukno: Source for more facts follow NowYouKno That cat must have really hated water. Wait. Is it not even a little suspicious that the same cat was on 3 separate ships that sank??