The Long March Cognac, the ship's dog, poses on the capstan, at Venice, Italy, in 1924-25. Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1982. Naval History and Heritage Command ‘Cognac’ The Ship’s Dog By Tom Ricks on April 27, 2018 T&P on Facebook Looking for a great career? Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose. Posing aboard the capstan of the USS Flusser.