The August Tellefsen had taken on board 143 loads of jarrah when the wind began to blow strongly from the north, increasing in strength, so the starboard anchor was let go and additional mooring lines put on. At 1.00 pm the anchors began to drag, the at the same time the forward mooring lines parted. The vessel, which had been bow on to the sea, swung round and drifted towards the Rockingham Railway and Timber Company’s jetty. Attempts were made to get the August Tellefsen away from the jetty. However this was unsuccessful, and at about 4.00 pm the Barque smashed through the jetty. It came to rest straddling the remains with its keel broken, a hole in the side of the hull and damage to the stern. No lives were lost.