North Shore Times : February 1st 2013
Four-legged shipmates recognised Harbour hound: Able Rating Murray Liddell, right, with Hickleberry Hound. Pet pals: HMS New Zealand crew members with their mascots. Animals aboard: HMS New Zealand sailors with their pets. Sea cat: Lieutenant commander J Finch, left, and Lieutenant N Blair of the HMNZS Scarba with mascot cat Tabs. Nine lives: Right, Steakers the cat from the HMNZS Achilles. Canine sailor: Pelorus Jack of the HMS New Zealand. An exhibition recognising the role of animals in the navy is on now at the Tor- pedo Bay Navy Museum. Here are some photos of the mascots that became the beloved companions of navy ratings up until the 1970s.
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