From the Navy Times:
Stowaways on old destroyer, cats find new homes
LAKE CHARLES, La. — When the decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer Orleck departed Orange, Texas, for Lake Charles on May 18, it had four secret stowaways. They managed to remain undetected for the vessel’s two-day trip to Lake Charles.
Once the Orleck docked at its new homeport on the Calcasieu River, Debbie Lynn Hoffpauir and other USS Orleck Naval Museum volunteers discovered the kitten quartet as they inspected the newly arrived ship.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/08/ap-navy-orleck-stowaway-cats-new-homes-082910/