PHOTO GALLERY: Animals at sea in the 1900s

People have loved animals through the ages, and this amazing photo set depicts the animals that lived on ships.

Seaman on 'Pommern' enticing the ship's cat up on of the shrouds
Seaman on ‘Pommern’ enticing the ship’s cat up on of the shrouds.
Poodle on board an unknown yacht
Poodle on board an unknown yacht with its owner.
Teaching parrots swear words on board the 'Raglan Castle'
Teaching parrots swear words on board the ‘Raglan Castle’.
Cat on Steam Yacht 'Morning'
Cat on Steam Yacht ‘Morning’ in 1902.
A quarterdeck scene on board HMS 'Trafalgar' at Malta
A quarterdeck scene on board HMS ‘Trafalgar’ at Malta in 1897.
Mongoose, mascot of HMS 'Emerald'
Mongoose, mascot of HMS ‘Emerald’ in 1928.
Trotsky the bear being transferred to HMS 'Ajax' from the 'Emperor' in 1921
Trotsky the bear being transferred to HMS ‘Ajax’ from the ‘Emperor’ in 1921.
Scot at his bath attended by his faithful dog 'Lamps'
Scot at his bath attended by his faithful dog ‘Lamps’.
Wallaby on board HMS 'Renown' in 1920
Wallaby on board HMS ‘Renown’ in 1920.

 

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