RMS "QUETTA" INBOUND - 1884
Royal Mail Ship Quetta is inbound for Brisbane passing the old Moreton Bay Pile Light in 1884. Amongst the passengers was the great grandfather of long-time friend of the artist Michael Kaczmarowski. It so happens that several of the artistís forebears arrived on the same ship in 1885,
RMS Quetta flies on the foremast the Royal Mail pennant. On the main is the red saltire of the British India Line, and on the mizzen mast is the British Merchant Red Ensign.
Many Australian families can trace their heritage back through this ship, but unfortunately she is best remembered for her tragic end in Torres Strait in February 1890 with the loss of 134 lives.
DIMENSIONS of QUETTA:
3302 gross tons; 380 feet long; 40 feet beam.