Onboard Royal Navy Tribal-class destroyer HMS Cossack, 1940. Petty Officer Scott with “Pluto”, the destroyer’s mascot. Pluto has been in all the ship’s battles including Narvik and Altmark episode.© IWM (A 1597)
HMS Minotaur was the lead ship in her class of armoured cruisers, commissioned in 1908 and paid off in 1919.
Ship’s dog ‘Shot’ on HMS Minotaur, c.1911. (via worldnavalships.com)
I have to admit a partiality to spaniels. I have 2. Wonderful bird dogs. Nutty as squirrel shit. An absolute joy.
MTB 11 (Lt. C.J. Collingwood, RN) was scuttled at Hong Kong on 26 December, 1941 to prevent capture by the Japanese. The ship’s dog, Bruce, accompanied the escape party through Japanese lines and on a 1,380-mile (2,221-km) trek to safety. Now that is a heck of a dog.
Ship’s dog ‘Bruce’ with Sub-Lieutenant David Legge on MTB 11. (via hongkongescape.org)
Ship’s dog ‘Bruce’ with Lt. Collingwood and escape party at Kukong, China. (via hongkongescape.org)