RMS Quetta

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RMS Quetta. 1890.

Queensland's worst shipping disaster occurred February 1890 when the ship struck a rock in the Torres Strait, while navigating the Adolphus Channel, with the loss of 134, out of 292 passengers and crew.



At about 9:15 pm on the 28th of February 1890, as the Quetta was sailing from Brisbane, through the Torres Strait, on her way to England, a slight grating sound was heard, and within three minutes, the ship and 134 passengers were underneath the waves.

Some of the lost and saved.

The names of the lost:

Research Notes

  • Quetta Brown, unnamed baby, adopted by Edmund Brown and his wife...named Cecil Lechmere "Cissy Quetta" Brown died 1949.


See Also:


  • Wikimedia Commons for Images of the Quetta.

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