Jenny was the only feline passanger aboard the Titanic and she was allowed to roam the decks freely to help keep the rodent population under control.
Jenny joined the ship while it was still in Belfast, and in early April 1912, before the Titanic departed for Southampton, she gave birth to a litter of kittens.
Once on board the ship, Jenny claimed a cozy corner of the galley of the ship where she and her newborns would be fed and cared for.
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When the Titanic left Belfast and docked at Southampton to prepare for its first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, memebers of the crew saw Jenny carry her kittens to dry land one by one.
As the first passengers were boarding the Titanic, Jenny decided it was time to abandon the ship.
An Irish stoker named Jim Mulholland , who used to care for Jenny and her kittens, took this event as a very bad premonition and let the boat leave without him as well.
A few days later, both Jenny and Mulholland’s gut feelings were proven to be right!
Jenny was able anticipate what its builders and crew had deemed impossible; her premonition may have saved not only her life and her kittens’ lives but the life of at least one crew member as well.
The true fate of Jenny and her kittens remains a mystery but the Titanic’s “psychic cat” became a legend that will live on.