Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Author Catherine Sinclair, daughter of Sir John Sinclair, was born.
- Grobsness Haa, Delting was built.
- An unidentified vessel, laden with a cargo of bricks is recorded as having wrecked on the Baa of Fladdabister c. 1800. This location cannot be readily identified and may be a mis-spelling of Bay of Fladdabister.
- The Friends, a brigantine of Faversham, Kent, England wrecked on Mousa. The crew were saved, but only with great difficulty.
The Inga, a full rigged ship laden with a cargo of timber, from Trondheim, Norway, and for Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland, wrecked at Fugla Geo on the NW coast of Yell with the loss of all on board.
The vessel Mary and Elizabeth, of Shields, England stranded at Uyeasound, Unst.
The Polly, in ballast, of Dover, England, and from Yarmouth, England wrecked at one of the two locations known as Seli Geo, Bressay. One soul was lost.
The Sally, a sail barque in ballast, of Whitby, England, from Yarmouth, England, for London, England, having been driven north by a gale, wrecked in Millburn Geo on the east side of Bressay. The Captain and eight crew were saved, but the Captain's wife and child who were passengers, and a further five crew were lost.
The Columbus, a full rigged ship with mixed grain etc cargo, of and from Danzig (now Gdansk), Poland for Liverpool, England wrecked on Trondra.
A boat sailing from Scalloway to Sandness was lost near the Point of Watsness. All 8 men onboard were drowned. Thomas Reid, Garth, Magnus Eunson, Garth, Thomas Thomson, Knockhall, James Fraser, Bousta, Henry Abernethy, Bousta, John Williamson, Bousta, Henry Isbister, Mires, John Thomson, Bousta.
The 18 gun Royal Navy sloop Hound, commanded by W. Jas. Turquand, wrecked near Shetland, crew perished.
- The Mary, a full rigged ship, laden with a cargo of wheat, of London, England and from Danzig (now Gdansk), Poland wrecked at Cullivoe, Yell. All of the crew were saved.
The Martin, a 16 gun sail sloop, of London, England, wrecked, believed foundered at an unidentified location in the vicinity of Shetland.
The Elizabeth, a Danish East Indiaman, for St Croix and St Thomas wrecked on the Flaeshens of the Rumble, Whalsay with the loss of all hands.