RMS Quetta


Quetta was laid down in Dumbarton outside Glasgow in Scotland and launched 1.March 1881 for the company British India Steam Navigation in London. Under a journey from Brisbane to England with 291 people on board, she hit ground at Adophus Island at night 28.February 1890. She sank within a few minutes and 134 people perished in the accident, which was the worst tragedy in Australia ever at that time. The wreck rest today on her port side in Torres Strait southwest of Cambridge Point on a depth of 10 to 22 meter. The reef nearby is today called Quetta Rock.

Former names:
RMS Quetta

380,0 x 42,0 x 29,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3302 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1881
London ( UK )

WGS84: 10° 39.862' S 142° 37.443' E
( Source: Wanna Dive )

Picture: RMS Quetta
From "Stories from the archives"
Queensland State Archives

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Last updated: September 2019