Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The Shetland trader Doris is lost off Cruden Bay, while making her return trip from Leith, as immortalised by Dorothea Primrose Campbell in her poem 'Lines written on a stormy night'
The Cecilia, a sail schooner laden with a mixed cargo of cotton, meal and potatoes, of Lerwick, wrecked at an unrecorded location on West Burra.
- The Government purchased and conveyed grain and potatoes for the relief of Shetland at a cost of £1,987 18s. 2d.
The Alert, a brigantine laden with a cargo of pitch and tar, of Peterhead, Scotland, is recorded as having been "taken and burnt" at an unidentified position "between Faroe and Shetland".
- An unidentified, English registered vessel is recorded as having wrecked on the west side of Fora Ness, Sandsting.
Robert Bruce (2), sixth Laird Bruce of Symbister, married, (second), Helen, daughter of Robert Wallace.