The locals in the naval port of Simon's Town, South Africa are very fond of a former local mascot - Able Seaman Just Nuisance, HMS Afrikander, RN:
Just Nuisance became acquainted with naval ratings at the United Services Institute at Simon's Town, and soon became well known for accompanying them on trips to Cape Town, supposedly having a knack for knowing the time of the last train! When railway officials threatened to put him down for traveling on their services without paying his fare, he was enlisted in the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman, thereby entitling him to free rail travel, his trade being "Bone Crusher", and his religious denomination being "Scrounger", later "Canine Divinity League [Anti-Vivisection]". He was also known for being an aviator, going AWOL to Wingfield Aerodrome and being taken up to assist in spotting submarines, but in keeping with being a naval rating, he earned his fair share of punishments:
Traveling on the railways without a pass. Punishment Awarded: Confined to the banks of Froggy Pond, Lily Pool, with all lamp posts removed.
Did sleep in an improper place, namely in a bed in the Petty Officers' dormitory. Punishment Awarded: Deprived of bones for seven days.
Did resist ejection from the Sailors' & Soldiers' Home. No punishment awarded.
He is well known in Simon's Town, with his own statue and plenty of mentions in the museums and on local plaques, and has both a web page
and books written about him!