Further to my first response, see the following pages for information about JOHN LYKES.
My response on the Armed Guard message board to an earlier inquiry about JOHN LYKES: http://members.boardhost.com/armedguard/msg/1234243732.html
The earlier inquiry to which I responded: http://members.boardhost.com/armedguard/msg/1233347540.html
A description of a voyage aboard JOHN LYKES in May-August 1945 by an unidentified merchant marine sailor: http://www.armed-guard.com/johnlyke.html.
The wartime record of the voyages of JOHN LYKES, January 1942 - September 1945: http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/ports/index.html?search.php?vessel=JOHN%20LYKES~armain
Another voyage described in April-May 1945 by a man who, as a young child, was repatriated from the Philippines to the U.S. aboard the ship: http://historypublishingco.com/articles/articles_224.php