My question is inspired by reading about the Unsinkable Sam story, where according to Wikipedia the Unsinkable Sam was initially living aboard the German battleship Bismarck.
Now my question isn't whether or not the story of Unsinkable Sam is real or not, or whether there really was a cat aboard Bismark, but rather that I am simply wondering: Did the Kriegsmarine really allow crew to have pets on ships?
To summarize my question:
- Did the Kriegsmarine officially allow crew to have pets on board warships?
- If not, did crewmen still bring pets aboard ships as far historical evidence suggest and was it common?