Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The Atlas (1799) wrecked at an unspecified location on Shetland.
- A vessel, registered in Denmark, but otherwise unidentified wrecked on Lunna Ness.
- 200 whales run aground at Tresta, Fetlar.
William Arthur Bruce (1), who later became the seventh Laird Bruce of Symbister, was born.
An unidentified or name not recorded vessel, registered in Lerwick, wrecked between Lerwick and Delting, believed to have been on "Vothers Rock", probably either the Inner or Middle Voder, NE of the Moul of Eswick, South Nesting, with the loss of ten souls.
The Haabet went ashore at Symbister, Whalsay.
Brig Good Intent wrecked on Fetlar.
- An unidentified vessel, registered in Shetland is recorded as having either capsized or foundered with the loss of three lives off the "Point of Hacksness between Lerwick and Chalderness". The presumption is made within the record that this was the Point of Hawks Ness, at the west side of the entrance to Dales Voe and Chalder Ness in the Wadbister Voe.
The cutter Elizabeth Pacquet wrecked on Bressay. All aboard were saved.
Brig Swan wrecked at Bight of Stuggins, near Westing, Unst.
The Thames, a sail brig laden with a cargo of coal, of London, England, having been driven northwards in a sinking condition after she had been captured by a Dunkirk privateer off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, England, and had a prize crew put on board, was purposely beached at Uyea Sound, Unst.