Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Work started on the new "Alexandra Warf" on the Esplanade.
- The first Muckle Roe Bridge was constructed.
- Symbister Ness Lighthouse on Whalsay first lit.
- Rova Head Lighthouse was first lit.
- Whitehill Lighthouse was first lit.
- Suther Ness Lighthouse was first lit.
- Mull of Eswick Lighthouse was first lit.
The Granville, a ketch, of Lerwick wrecked on Quida Ness, West Voe, Papa Stour. All of the crew wers saved.
The Vrouw Trijntje (SCH124), a dutch fishing boom, was in collision with the German registered lugger AE 59 of Emden in Lerwick Harbour. Initially she was put ashore on Bain's Beach, but was taken to the Voe of Leiraness, Bressay a few days later, where she was condemned and abandoned.
The wooden hulled Arbroath, Scotland fishing lugger Maggie foundered at a position approx 5 miles WNW of Muckle Flugga.
The wooden hulled French fishing lugger Rene was wrecked in St Ninian's Bay, Bigton.
- The Emma went ashore on the Taing of Ham, Bressay, was towed off and beached for inspection, but condemned. All of the crew were saved.
- The Advance (BF1082), a "Zulu" sail fishing lugger of Portgordon, Banffshire, Scotland, wrecked in Balta Sound, Unst.
The wooden hulled Lerwick fishing smack Freedom was wrecked at Hamnavoe, Burra.
The Faith (BF1925), a "Zulu" sail fishing lugger of Cullen, Scotland, foundered at a position approx 21 miles ESE of Baltasound, Unst.
The German High Seas Fleet, comprising of battleships, cruisers, gunboats and torpedo boats, numbering thirty three vessels under Admiral von Koester, anchored in Lerwick Harbour for four days.
(Original Postcard published by H Morrison & Sons, Lerwick)
- On April 8, 1904 France and the United Kingdom signed the so called Entente Cordiale (French for "friendly understanding"). Despite that the German Reich and the United Kingdom signed an agreement on July 12, 1904 that all cases that could not be cleared at a bilateral level should be ruled out by the International Court at The Hague. It was to celebrate this agreement that the German High Seas Fleet under the command of its Admiral von Tirpitz visited various British ports on its tour to east Asia.
- Foundation stone was laid for Union Bank's new Lerwick building.
Broonies Taing pier at Sandwick opened.
86 whales captured in Basta Voe.
The Dayspring ran ashore at Mu Ness, Unst.
The Seagull, a sail sloop laden with a cargo of lime, of Lerwick, drove ashore in Dales Voe.
Lt. James W Pochin RN, Divisional Commander at Fort Charlotte, drowned in Girlsta Loch while duck shooting. A memorial stone is erected by the lochside, on the north west end, below the croft-house of Bretto. A memorial ceremony was held at the loch on the 100th anniversary of his death.
Edmund Fraser, from Vementry, along with his brother-in-law, John from Aithness and, a 14 years old boy, Thomas Fraser, from Uphouse Aith, drowned after a sailing accident on their way to Papa Little.
- The Tulip, a sail smack, of Faroe, presumed wrecked or foundered with the loss of all hands, at an unknown location on or near the west coast of Shetland, after not being heard from again after putting to sea on the 2nd.
Election of the Lerwick Town Council.