Popeye the Sailorpedia
Popeye the Sailorpedia


The Spinacher (also known as the Olive, the Lady Olive, the Miss Olive, the Popeye, Popeye's Ark, the Elsie or the Tomcod) is Popeye's trusty sailing vessel, which he has taken to many adventures throughout his life. The ship has been wrecked, rebuilt and renamed several times during Popeye's many voyages, but it often appears in the form of a moderately-sized sailboat or tugboat. The ship also often serves as a "home away from home" for Popeye.

The ship has had many names as it has been rebuilt several times over the years. The Spinacher is the most frequently used name in comics and some other media, but it has alternatively been called the Olive (as attested by Popeye and Son and Me Ship, the Olive) and Popeye's Ark (as shown in Popeye Saves the Earth, although such a name owes to the game's environmental theme). The ship has also been called the Elsie in some modern media, as a tip of the hat to Popeye's creator Elzie Crisler Segar. In the Fleischer Studios cartoons, Popeye's ship would go unnamed, but it would at least have his own name written on it somewhere. When a ship was originally bought by Castor Oyl for his trip to Dice Island, it was named the Tomcod and crewed solely by Popeye as he made his first appearance.