Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- An unidentified vessel, in passage from the West Indies laden with sugar, rum etc wrecked on Papa Stour. All of the crew and part of the cargo was saved.
- Seven Years' War begins, taking in much of Europe, and North America.
The Dutch East Indiaman Nieuw Vyvervrevetd (Alternative spellings: Nieuw Vyvervretd; Nieuvijvervreugd) was lost (apparently N of Unst).