Dutch Motor merchant
|Completed||1934 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Owner||Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Mij NV, The Hague|
|Date of attack||16 Mar 1941||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||13° 21'N, 20° 25'W - Grid EJ 6983|
|Complement||66 (0 dead and 66 survivors).|
|Route||Fremantle, Australia (20 Feb) - Table Bay - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||7087 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 board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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