Ships hit by U-boats


Almkerk

Dutch Motor merchant



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameAlmkerk
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,810 tons
Completed1934 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam 
OwnerVereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Mij NV, The Hague 
HomeportThe Hague 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      Dutch
 
FateSunk by U-106 (J├╝rgen Oesten)
Position13° 21'N, 20° 25'W - Grid EJ 6983
Complement66 (0 dead and 66 survivors).
Convoy
RouteFremantle, Australia (20 Feb) - Table Bay - Avonmouth 
Cargo7087 tons of wheat 
History Completed in April 1934 
Notes on event

On 16 March 1941, U-106 was chasing the convoy SL-68, when the unescorted Almkerk (Master A. Romijn) crossed the path of the convoy and the U-boat. The ship was hit near the bridge by two torpedoes fired from a distance of about 500 metres at 16.36 and 16.37 hours. The ship sank by the stern after about 15 minutes, witnessed by the ships of the convoy. One lifeboat was picked up by the British steam merchant Martand on 18 March. The other boat landed in Vichy-French Guinea. After some time in captivity, the lifeboat was allowed to depart for Freetown, where it arrived on 30 March.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Almkerk.

ship sunk.


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