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Fascinating Historic Photos Of Cats Serving In The US Sea Services

According to Wikipedia, cats on board of sea service ships were a common feature on many trading, exploration, and naval ships, and dates back to ancient times. Cats have been carried on ships for many reasons, the most important being to catch mice and rats. These rodents aboard a ship could cause damage to ropes, woodwork, electrical wiring, the crew's food and the products itself. Rats and mice were also sources of disease, which is dangerous for ships that are at sea for long periods of time. Over the years, the crewmen of those ships have developed a special affection towards the adorable cats who have joined them for those long trips. 



Vintage photos of cats on US ships | black and white photograph of three sailors marines navy dressed in sailor suits and caps with pom poms on top, the one in the middle is cradling a kitten in his arms and the other two are reaching to pet it
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Mick Minogue created this absolutely stunning work of art, called "The Nyan Cat Ship," for the upcoming "MEMES" art show. I CAN HAS ONE PLSSSSS??????