Sir Isaac Coffin (Baronet )


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth16.5.1759 - Boston, Massachusetts, Boston CSORN
First Known Service10.1773CSORN
FatherNathaniel CoffinODNB
WifeElizabeth Browne Greenly (d.1839)ref:616
Last Known Service4.6.1814CSORN
Date of Death23.7.1839 - Greenwich Hospital CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1773 Entered the navy as a volunteer under the patronage of Rear-Admiral John MontaguODNB
10.177330.12.1775Kingfisher (14), Midshipmanref:616
30.12.17759.1776Diligent (10), Midshipmanref:616
10.17766.1778Romney (50), Midshipmanref:616
6.177810.1778Europe (64), Midshipmanref:616
18.8.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/490ADM 6/21
18.8.177822.7.1779Placentia, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/490
Issued by John Montagu (1719-1795), Newfoundland
Commission confirmed 21.12.1778
ADM 6/21
6.17798.1779Pincon, Lieutenant and Commanding Officerref:616
4.11.17792.1781Adamant (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/22/46ref:616
2.17813.1782London (90), Lieutenantref:616
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
3.7.1781 CommanderCSORN
3.7.178128.11.1781Avenger (16), Commander and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
28.11.178112.1781Pocahontas (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/504
Issued by Sir Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley) (1724-1816), North America
Commission confirmed 15.8.1782
ADM 6/22
1.17822.1782Barfleur (98), Commanderref:616
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
13.6.1782 Captain ADM 6/22/553CSORN
13.6.17821.12.1782Shrewsbury (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/553
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 12.12.1782
BWAS-1714
1.12.17821783Hydra (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/130
Issued by Sir Joshua Rowley (1st Baronet Rowley) (1734-1790), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 29.8.1783
BWAS-1714
1.4.178621.5.1788Thisbe (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/324BWAS-1714
21.5.1788 Dismissed from the sihp Thisbe for false muster.ADM 12/27B
15.6.17903.12.1792Alligator (28), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/40BWAS-1714
10.4.179313.3.1794Melampus (36), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/228BWAS-1714
17941796Appointed Resident Commissioner at Corsicaref:616
17961798Appointed Resident Commissioner at Lisbonref:616
17981799Appointed Resident Commissioner at Minorcaref:616
1799 Appointed Resident Commissioner at Halifax Dockyardref:616
17991800Appointed Resident Commissioner at Sheernessref:616
23.4.1804 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
19.5.1804 Appointed Baronetref:616
6.18042.1806Gladiator (44), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
5.18054.1808Appointed Resident Commissioner at Portsmouthref:616
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
7.18071809Royal William (84), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
28.4.1808 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
31.7.1810 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
3.4.1811 Took the name of Greenly on his marriageCSORN
3.4.1811 Married Elizabethref:616
12.8.1812 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
3.1813 Reverted to the name of CoffinCSORN
4.6.1814 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1832 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Orderref:1059

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM 12/27BADM 12-27B - Royal Navy Black Book Vol I Archive
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book

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