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Historical Photos Of Naval Ships’ Cats Chilling In Their Tiny Hammocks That Make Everyone Excited And Interested

When it comes to pets, cats are one of the pets that everyone would possess. These feline friends help us decrease stress at work and even support us to prevent many diseases. These days, getting a cat becomes interesting when it makes lots of adorable gestures and being good at listening. Therefore, cats seem like buddies to the human when living under the house roof.

Everyone loves seeing animals online, especially cats. So, to fuel our addiction, a Twitter account that goes by the name @Manglewood has collected a historical photo list of cats chilling in their tiny hammocks aboard naval ships.

@Manglewood collected photos of cats who served on naval ships and had their own hammocks.

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Cats were essential on ships as they would protect the ship and its cargo from rodents. However, since 1975, the Royal Navy doesn’t allow cats or any other pets to ride aboard anymore due to hygiene concerns.

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When a cat approached the deck, sailors would consider it a lucky sign, but if the cat just approached the deck partially before turning around, it would be unlucky. However, other countries will consider a negative meaning once the cat appears in their work.

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Others also believed that a cat’s keen eyesight would come in handy during a shipwreck at night, as they could quickly spot distant lights.
Black cats were considered lucky on the ship. However, others supposed they could damage stuff or scrape clothes.

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The Twitter post was warmly welcomed as it went viral, getting over 85k likes and over 23k retweets.

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Source: Manglewood

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Source: Manglewood

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Most of these photos were actually taken around WWII

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Regarding a shipwreck, there was a cat named Oscar on a German battleship. When the ship sunk, Oscar survived and was rescued by a different vessel. Before it was determined to provide him with a permanent home on land, he went through the same experience three times. Additionally, Oscar was given a new nickname Unsinkable Sam after being transferred to a new place.

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Some Twitter users were so inspired by these pics that they decided to reply with their own pics.

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We hope that you enjoyed reading this article! Please share these pics with your friends and family members to make their day!

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