Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The vessel True Blue, laden with a cargo of flour, believed lost with all hands on the Ve Skerries early in the year.
- The vessel Jane (1850), laden with a cargo of flour, of Montreal, Canada persumed wrecked on the Ve Skerries early in the year
- The forepart of an unidentified vessel, thought to have been a Dutch Buss reported ashore at Fitful Head, Dunrossness. No other information concerning the fate of this vessel is known.
The Herrings, of North Shields, England possibly wrecked at an unspecified location in Dunrossness. It is unclear from the records as they currently stand whether the location was Dunrossness Shetland, or Dennis Head or Dennis Ness, Orkney.
- The cod fishing sloop Wasp of Lerwick foundered with the loss of all fourteen crew at an unknown location to the north of Foula.
Leonard Lyell, MP for Orkney and Shetland, was born.
The Lark (1850) of Lerwick in passage from Mid Yell to Lerwick wrecked on the "Holmes Rocks" (probably either the Holm of Beosetter or the Holm of Gunnista) near Beosetter at Aith Voe, Bressay with the loss of all three crew.
John M. Aitken was born.
The Zephyr, a full rigged ship, laden with a cargo of oak logs and planks, of Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland) and for Glasgow, Scotland, wrecked at Culswick, Sandsting. All of the crew were lost, but an amount of the cargo washed ashore.