8th May 2008, 20:28
Hi guys (and girls). I have joined this forum to find out as much as I can about the Rononia trawler which operated out of Grimsby docks in the 1930's. She was lost in 1942 off Iceland. My grandfather - Albert Edward Miller - was lost when she was torpedoed off Iceland. My father was aged 9 at the time. He is now approaching his 75 birthday and I desperately want to find a picture/painting of the Rononia and as much information about her and her last trip as I can. Hoping you guys and all your knowledge will be be able to point me in the right direction!.
Cheers for now. Jane
8th May 2008, 20:35
There is a painting of Rononia on this site at http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=6320&page=41 just put in the link and scroll down to post 1024 by Steve Farrow - he posted the painting.
Also there is a mention of the sinking here (http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/1400.html)
Also quite alot of information on the RONONIA here (http://www.fleetwood-trawlers.info/rononia.html)
8th May 2008, 20:55
Jane, a warm welcome to you. that's a great journey you have embarked upon and it is good to see you already have some feed-back on Rononia. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage
8th May 2008, 21:04
Thanks very much for this info. It is amazing what I have found out in less than 10 minutes!! Very much appreciated.
8th May 2008, 21:07
You are very welcome Jane
8th May 2008, 21:13
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Jane.
I see our helpful crew has got you what you wanted already.
Enjoy the rest of the voyage.
8th May 2008, 21:28
welcome Jane they are a good set of lads here....strange...but a good set.
8th May 2008, 21:31
Also commemorated at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
8th May 2008, 23:36
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.
9th May 2008, 08:15
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage
9th May 2008, 12:59
A warm welcome from Michigan, Jane.
It's good to have you as a member of Ships Nostalgia and it's nice to see, as usual, our members coming through with the answers to queries.
10th May 2008, 18:18
Greetings Jane from the south of England. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.
18th July 2008, 21:19
Jane Hi like you I have just joined the shipsnostagia site today.
My Grandfather Ernest Robert Stevens was the Chief Engineer on the Rononia,
as with my Grandfather, you will find A E Miller commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial in London, try this link
and supporting onfo on the ship at
It was just luck that I spotted your post about a minute after you sent it in. I also concur with the other ldetails from other members
PS I may have some pics somewhere, but will be going on holiday soon so I will try and remember to find them in a few weeks