Known throughout the Company as 'Lofty', Captain Lycett he was well liked by all who sailed with him.   He certainly had some quirky ways!  

His appointment as master to a vessel was always heralded by the arrival of a carpenter to lengthen his bunk, his nickname of 'Lofty' was not for nothing, he must have been all of six foot six tall.   

'Lofty' also had a 'thing' about noise, he could not stand the sound of the OOW's feet marching up and down the bridge, double thickness of coir mats alleviated that problem.

Review - June/August 1959

Service Record

From

To

Edinburgh Castle

4th Officer

8/1935


Rochester Castle

Chief Officer

6/1939

8/1939

Royal Navy

Service

8/1939

12/1945

Winchester Castle

1st Officer

2/1946


Capetown Castle

Chief Officer

1949


Edinburgh Castle

Chief Officer

1950


Roslin Castle

Master

10/1951

9/1952

Riebeeck Castle

Master

12/1953

1955

Tantallon Castle

Master

1956

1956

Richmond Castle

Master

7/1956

9/1957

Good Hope Castle

Master

12/1957

11/1958

Rustenburg Castle

Master

9/1959

2/1960

Tintagel Castle

Master

7/1960

9/1961

Richmond Castle

Master

1/1962

2/1962

Roxburgh Castle

Master

6/1962

8/1962

Richmond Castle

Master

8/1962

10/1962

Riebeeck Castle

Master

2/1963

3/1963

Roxburgh Castle

Master

7/1963

11/1963

Rowallan Castle

Master

3/1964

8/1964

Clan MacTaggart

Master

9/1964

12/1964

Tantallon Castle

Master

12/1964

6/1965

Clan MacLean

Master

4/1966

3/1967

Retired

9/1967


Retired 1967

Review - October 1967

Capt John M Lycett DSC RD RNR

‘Lofty’

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