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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2019 9:23 p.m. PST

….HMS Amethyst, received three medals after being wounded.

"Cats are intelligent and adaptive predators with a strong natural instinct for hunting and eliminating rodents. Because of this, they have been used on numerous ships across the world as killers of rats, mice, and various other disease-ridden pests.

The concept of a "ship's cat" has been around since ancient times; aside from being hailed as efficient exterminators, cats have also been known to provide stress relief and a sense of companionship to sailors far away from home.

Simon, the cheeky black-and-white cat who served aboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst, became one of the most famous ship's cats in history after being wounded during the Yangtze Incident…"
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Legion 421 Dec 2019 10:04 a.m. PST

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2019 11:28 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend!. (smile)


Bismarck21 Dec 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

Awesome story, Armand!
Thanks for sharing a great find!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2019 3:44 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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