Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Lerwick Baptist Church, Clairmont Place, Lerwick, built.
- Margaret B. Stout, author of Cookery for Northern Wives, was born.
- John T. Hughson, author of Taing an' Vair, born in Unst
The Norwegian barque Marie, (600 t), drifted ashore on Fair Isle in dense fog. All crew were saved.
Seven warships of the German Fleet visited Lerwick.
The Hero, a wooden hulled sail barque laden with a cargo of salt, of Drammen, Norway, from Lancashire, England, went ashore on Ruecok, a skerry on the south side of Nor Wick, Unst. All of the crew were saved.
An un-named wooden hulled sailing boat, approx 1 ton, part owner and Captain J. Morrsion, Oxna, on a pleasure trip, foundered at a position approx 1 mile NW of Oxna during NW Force 6 wind conditions, with the loss of the one soul onboard.
- Her Majesty's gunboat Cockchafer, commanded by Lt. Evans, intercepted the steam trawler Stephenson of North Shields after it was found fishing within the 3 mile limit off Foula. Appearing before Sherriff Shennan in Lerwick, the trawler's master, Matthew Tilford, plead guilty and was fined £85, with the option of fifty days imprisonment.
- The Highlands and Islands Royal Commission take evidence in Whalsay on July 17th and Lerwick on July 24th. The hearings were conducted by David Brand, Esq., (Advocate, Sheriff of Ayr and Chairman of the Crofters Commission), Michael Hugh Shaw Stewart, Esq. (MP), George Gordon, Esq., Rev. Malcolm MacCallum, Henry Munro, Esq. and William MacKenzie, Esq., Secretary.
The Alpha, recorded as an iron hulled steamship, was burnt while laid up at Heogan, Bressay.
The Alma, a wooden hulled sail smack, unregistered and owned in Culswick, was destroyed by fire while lying at anchor in ballast on Olas Voe.
Author and photographer John Peterson was born.