RMS Quetta


Quetta was laid down in Glasgow in Scotland, and was launched 1.March 1881 for the company British India Steam Navigation in London. Under a journey from Brisbane to England with 291 passengers and loaded with goods, she hit ground at Adophus Island at night 28.February 1890. She sank within a few minutes and a total of 134 people perished in the accident. The wreck rest today on her port side in Torres Strait southwest of Cambridge Point, on a depth of 10 to 22 meter outside Adolphus Island. The reef nearby is today called the 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"
Courtesy of Queensland State Archives

Last updated: September 2019