Mascots & Photo Opps

 Big cats on board 

A tiger tattoo - a memento of a really BIG ships' cat?Able Sea-cat Bart shares two tales of friendship, fun and frolics with tiger cubs on board as honorary ships’ cats. He also reveals the role model for William Blake’s “Tiger, tiger burning bright” …   Read more

 

 Nelson’s floating menagerie 

Nelson’s floating menagerie made room for one more after Trafalgar, the cat rescued from the sinking Santissima Trinidad. Able Sea-cat Bart shares another tale of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 First aid 

First aid reveals the confidential correspondence between skippers of the hospital ship USS Solace and destroyer USS Bell 1919–20 regarding the disappearance of Solace’s ship’s cat Thomas Whiskers. Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets, investigates a possible catnipping here.   Read more

 

 Brush with fame 

Blackie, ship’s cat on HMS Prince of Wales, witnessed one of the most momentous events of World War II, the Atlantic Charter Conference with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt. Talk about brush with fame says Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more