“One day a severe storm blew up and it was too much for the wreck on the reef. She just crumpled up, the stern half breaking off and disappearing into the deep water on the outside of the reef.”
The storm was in early January 1939. The expedition’s tents can be seen on the shore to the right of the ship; see detail below. The image above is 1500 pixels wide; you will need to scroll side-to-side to view the entire image.