On the Invincible in 84 a WEM joined who was 7'2" the chippies made an extended bunk for him and bolted it onto lockers in a corner of his mess. Even on a carrier he had to stoop a lot, not sure how long he served
As an aside. When in Charleston South Carolina, I got a bit hammered and invited a load of
new mates down the boat for a look around after a particularly heavy sesh in a Niteclub
called *SOMEPLACE ELSE* out in the sticks. What showed up the next day, was half a
dozen dark gentlemen who compromised a large part of a local basketball team, and all
of 'em were about 14' 19" in height or thereabouts. Much joviality followed as we tried to
shove them down the Main Access Hatch and into the Control Room. Suffice to say - they
enjoyed the tour, even if most of it was done on their hands and knees (with a stop over in
the JR's Mess to try a few tins of apple juice....."go on it's apples...it won't hurt you!").
Getting them back into their bus was a bit of a catastrophe though.