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AvastMH

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2013, 07:32:38 pm »
I found a rescue pig (literally) on HMS Glasgow, while looking for something else.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Glasgow_%281909%29

Here he is. A fine fellow. Sadly, his rescue is not recorded on the day of the sinking of the Dresden.  :)
http://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-42828/ADM%2053-42828-169_1.jpg



 :'( :'( :'( :'( Do you mean no one saved his bacon? ( ;) ;D)

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2013, 08:36:32 pm »
:'( :'( :'( :'( Do you mean no one saved his bacon? ( ;) ;D)

On the contrary, his bacon was saved!! ;D ;D ::)

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http://royalnavymemories.co.uk/tirpitz-the-pig/:
Tirpitz was a pig captured from the German Navy after a naval skirmish following the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914. He subsequently became the mascot of the cruiser HMS ?Glasgow?.

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2013, 09:29:40 pm »
C-ham-pion news! ;D


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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 02:06:00 pm »

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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2013, 12:13:02 pm »
Off we go with the pig jokes to follow the sheep jokes.

Just dont hog the thread!!


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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2013, 11:41:22 am »
I'm not listening.

Two dogs and a cat on HMS Caledonia:
http://www.pictorialgems.com/public/upload/productimage/34886-30835-4.jpg


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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2013, 03:38:42 pm »
An article in July 2013 CRUISING WORLD Magazine re: the first sea going pet:


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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2013, 04:34:57 pm »
Brilliant story, just brilliant. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2013, 06:02:38 pm »
 ;D Love the illustration too.

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2013, 06:45:40 pm »
When I was transcribing Vindictive, I searched for her Captain Alfred Carpenter and I came across this picture which I think is lovely :)

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=Q+20831

Carpenter, Alfred Francis Blakeney, Royal Navy (centre of group): Place and date of deed, HMS VINDICTIVE, Zeebrugge Raid, 22 - 23 April 1918. :)



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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2013, 07:24:54 pm »
That's a wonderful find - but I do hope they didn't take those two poor cats on the actual Zeebrugge raid ...

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2013, 05:00:54 pm »
The crew of HMS Somerset have saved a racing pigeon lost over the Atlantic:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-23468896

I do hope that being "retired from racing" doesn't mean that Paul is going to end up in a pie...

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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2013, 08:00:55 pm »
What a nice story.  :)

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2013, 09:32:16 pm »
..., a number of U-boats had mascots some of which went on patrols- mostly cats and dogs.  One U-boat even had an aquarium.  You might enjoy looking at this U-953 website U-953 had both the dog Rin-Tin-Tina and a cat named Peter as mascots.  Best regards, Jerry

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Re: Ships' Pets and Mascots
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2013, 12:46:17 am »
Photo index of US Coast Guard and Revenue Service mascots:
http://www.uscg.mil/history/uscghist/mascots.asp