John Tyson Matthews

When going through the magazine and seeing Mr. Matthews obituary many memories came back, and not always very good ones I'm sorry to say!   

When a cadet on the "Richmond Castle" Mr. Matthews was the bos'un.   

He made it perfectly clear he did not like cadets, seemingly enjoying finding us the worst jobs on deck, if it was cold and wet you could bet your life the cadets were working outside, in the tropics we were chipping out the lower fore peak!   

But looking back it did me no harm and I have no doubt he was a good bos'un.   O.G.K.

Review -  February 1969

Review -  February 1966

Service Record

From

To

Llandaff Castle

Able Seaman

1928


Llandovery Castle

Storekeeper

1941

1951

Good Hope Castle

Bosun

1952


Durban Castle

Bosun

1957

12/1959

Richmond Castle

Bosun

2/1960

5/1960

Rhodesia Castle

Bosun

5/1960

9/1962

Rothesay Castle

Bosun

10/1962

3/1963

Rochester Castle

Bosun

4/1963

10/1963

Riebeeck Castle

Bosun

12/1963

3/1965

Rustenburg Castle

Bosun

5/1965

9/1965

Retired

1/1966


Died

23 Novemebr 1968


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