Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Epidemic outbreak of Typhus Fever in Shetland.
- Potato Blight
- 1,400 barrels herring caught between 20th June & 8th July at Scalloway
- Jackville, Binnaness was built.
- An unidentified or name not recorded sail schooner, laden with a mixed cargo of dried fish and meal wrecked on either the Inner or Middle Voder, NE of the Moul of Eswick, South Nesting c. 1848.
- By-election of the Lerwick Town Council between April and October.
Neptune wrecked at Noustaness, Fetlar.
The Concordia, a sail barque in ballast, of and for Emden, Germany, from Faroe, wrecked on the isle of Noss. Two of the crew were saved, ten souls were lost.
Arthur Anderson addressed Parliament on the deficiency of coastal lights on Shetland. He reported that in the period between the end of December and February 12th, Lloyd's books had recorded 14 wrecks with the loss of seven or eight crews.
An unidentified vessel, with a cargo of timber (logs) and tar presumed wrecked at an unspecified location, after cargo and wreckage discovered "near" Lerwick. It is not known whether this is the date of the discovery, or the date of reporting it.
- Capt. Theodosius Webb of the Royal Engineers, accompanied by two surveyors, a sergeant and a private, arrived in Shetland. They surveyed ninety miles of proposed road routes by September.
The Kleinkinderen, a buss of Vlaandingen, The Netherlands wrecked at the entrance to Grutness Voe.
The Flora. a brigantine laden with a cargo of timber and tar, of Aberdeen, Scotland, from Archangel, Russia and for London, England went ashore on Foula. All of the crew were saved, and she was refloated, but capsized. The wreck drifted off, and is belived to have gone ashore again on Fair Isle.