Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The Rebecca, a sail schooner, of and for Lerwick, from Hamburg, Germany wrecked on the SE coast of Dunrossness during a SE gale c. 1787.
The Elizabeth (1787), a sloop, operating as a mail packet carrying general cargo and passengers, of and from Leith, Scotland wrecked at Uyeasound. All aboard were saved.
Richard Bempde Johnstone Honyman, MP for Orkney and Shetland, was born.
The Expedition,a sail sloop laden with a cargo of tar, of Kristiansund, Norway wrecked on "Noss". Most probably the Isle of Noss, Bressay.
Sir James Douglas, MP for Orkney and Shetland died.