Excerpt from Scientific Results of Cruise VII of the Carnegie During 1928-1929 Under Command of Captain J. P. Ault, Vol. 3: Oceanography; Ocean Atmospheric-Electric Results
But this cruise was tragically the last of the seven great adventures represented by the world cruises ... of the vessel. Early in the afternoon of November 29, 1929, while she was in the harbor at Apia completing the storage of 2000 gallons of gasoline, there was an explosion as a result of which Captain Ault and cabin boy Anthony Kolar lost their lives, five officers and seamen were injured, and the vessel with all her equipment was destroyed.
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