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Unsinkable Sam

The Tuxedo Cat Who Survived 3 Shipwrecks

artwork by author, based on photographs

Ship’s Cat

“Unsinkable Sam” was a tuxedo cat who led a charmed life. He served as SC (Ship’s Cat) aboard warships on both sides in World War II, German and British, surviving three separate ship sinkings.

The ship’s cat has been a common feature on many trading, exploration, and naval ships dating back to ancient…




Cat photos, cat artwork, cat stories

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