Hi, Gordy, thanks for sharing this dutch merchant. Here some more details:
Type: Motor merchant
Tonnage 6,810 tons
Completed 1934 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam
Owner Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Mij NV, The Hague
Homeport The Hague
Attacked by german submarine U-106
Date of attack:16 Mar 1941
Fate: Sunk by U-106 (Commander Jürgen Oesten)
Position: 13.21N, 20.25W - Grid EJ 6983
Complement: 66 (0 dead and 66 survivors).
Route: Fremantle, Australia (20 Feb) - Table Bay - Avonmouth
Cargo: 7.087 tons of wheat
On 16 Mar, 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.
Best regards Peter