Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Is the Cat or Isn't the Cat in the Monitor Cannon?

I guess we will be finding out whether the account of the USS Monitor's sinking which mentioned that the ship's cat was placed in one of the two cannons' muzzles as the ship was sinking, will be soon found out to be true or false.

The cat was evidently doing what cats do when water comes near and was considered to be too dangerous to try to carry (all those claws and teeth). One sailor grabbed the feline, shoved it into the muzzle of the cannon and placed the cap over the end.

According to the Naval Sesquicentennial blog, we should soon know the truth of the story. We'll know if cat bones are found in it.

I'm Hoping It's a True Story. --Old B-R'er

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