26th July 2008, 18:32
Hello, I have to confess to joining the forum to get help in finding family history details for my stepfather. His father Edwin Richard Thorn supposedly worked for Ropners', was 'First Engineer' on the Westonby when it was torpedoed but survivied, worked on tug boats in Newport docks in 'the war', didn't finish his training (as ? what) - because he got married young and against his parents' wishes.! Can anyone point me in the right direction for finding out more info - the idiots guide please! Let's hope I don't spoil too many family legends!
Thanks in anticipation, I've already made note of the stuff re Ropners and the list of museums to visit from googling Westonby- which is how I got to this site.

26th July 2008, 19:54
Greetings Helen to SN, allow me to be the first to welcome you to the site. Enjoy it and bon voyage.

K urgess
26th July 2008, 21:06
Welcome aboard, Helen.
I'm sure the crew will come up with some pointers soon.
Meanwhile find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

Bruce Carson
27th July 2008, 00:06
Helen, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Chances are you'll hear from our members before long with some information.
Good to have you onboard.


27th July 2008, 04:04
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

27th July 2008, 16:05
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site and wish you success with your research.