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.

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", a German cat who survived the sinking of the Bismarck, HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal.

"Unsinkable Sam", a German cat who survived the sinking of the Bismarck, HMS Cossack and the HMS Ark Royal.

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.

This Day in WWII History: May 27, 1941: Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy

This Day in WWII History: May 27, 1941: Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy

"Unsinkable Sam" also known as Oscar, was a ship's cat who served in the German Kriegsmarine and the British Royal Navy during World War Two and survived the sinking of the Bismark, HMS Cossack, and HMS Ark Royal (which had helped sink the Bismark). Following the loss of the Ark Royal, he was transferred to shore duty at Gibraltar and Belfast. He died, in Ireland, in 1955.

"Unsinkable Sam" also known as Oscar, was a ship's cat who served in the German Kriegsmarine and the British Royal Navy during World War Two and survived the sinking of the Bismark, HMS Cossack, and HMS Ark Royal (which had helped sink the Bismark). Following the loss of the Ark Royal, he was transferred to shore duty at Gibraltar and Belfast. He died, in Ireland, 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.[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 three.[1]

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

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U for Unsinkable Sam  by marfknox

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