Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
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- A fishing vessel, name not known, wrecked on a submerged rock in Yell Sound off North Roe on May 24th 1863 or 1864 (the available records are unclear).
- The Konquera, a brig, of Spain, wrecked or foundered at of near Lerwick.
Poet and novelist Dorothea Primrose Campbell died.
- William Gibson Sloan, a Plymouth Brethren missionary to Shetland and the Faroe Islands visited Shetland for the first time. He died on his 76th birthday, Sept. 04 1914 in his home in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
The Sicelia, a galliot laden with a cargo of coal, of Veendam, The Netherlands, from "Granton" (presume Granton, Edinburgh, Scotland), for Bremerhaven, Germany, already in a badly storm damaged condition, wrecked or sank in Gruting Voe. All of the crew were saved.
Foundation stone laid for St Magnus Church in Lerwick.
The Girl Barry, a sail smack laden with a general cargo, of and from Lerwick, for North Roe wrecked on a baa at the north end of Lamba.
The George Canning, a sloop or smack, of and from Lerwick for North Roe struck a reef and wrecked near Ollaberry.
- Prince Alfred visited Lerwick.
Sir Arthur Nicolson died at Norwood, aged 69.
William Arthur Bruce (2), who later became the ninth Laird Bruce of Symbister, was born.
Robina Hunter or Bell, heiress to the Lunna estate, died. The estate passed to her husband, Robert Bell, in liferent, and after his death, to their eldest surviving son, Robert Hunter Bell, in fee. In the Shetland Times notice of R.H.Bell's marriage to Kate Morton, he appears as Robert Hunter Bell, Younger of Lunna.
The Catch-Me, a sail schooner of Hartlepool, Cleveland, England, broke from here moorings at Garthspool during a SE round to W gale which had lasted from the previous day, and went ashore on a rock off the quay. Later refloated, believed undamaged.