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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
10.177330.12.1775
Kingfisher (14) 1770-1778
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Midshipman
ref:616
30.12.17759.1776
Diligent (10) 1775-1777
British 10 Gun
Unrated Schooner
, Midshipman
ref:616
10.17766.1778
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman
ref:616
6.177810.1778
Europe (64) 1765-1814
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1778 Renamed "Europe"
, Midshipman
ref:616
18.8.1778 Lieutenant ADM 6/21/490ADM 6/21
18.8.177822.7.1779
Placentia 1773-1779
British Unrated Cutter
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/490
Issued by
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
, Newfoundland
Confirmed 21.12.1778
ADM 6/21
6.17798.1779
Pincon 1779-1779
British Unrated Armed Ship
, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer
ref:616
4.11.17792.1781
Adamant (50) 1780-1814
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship
, Second Lieutenant ADM 6/22/46
ref:616
2.17813.1782
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
ref:616
16.3.1781 Battle of Cape Henry 
3.7.1781 CommanderCSORN
3.7.178128.11.1781
Avenger (16) 1778-1783
British 16 Gun
Unrated Fireship
1779 Renamed "Avenger"
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
28.11.178112.1781
Pocahontas (14) 1780-1782
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/504
Issued by
Sir Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
, North America
Confirmed 15.8.1782
ADM 6/22
1.17822.1782
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Commander
ref:616
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
13.6.1782 Captain ADM 6/22/553CSORN
13.6.17821.12.1782
Shrewsbury (74) 1758-1783
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/553
Issued by
Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados
Confirmed 12.12.1782
BWAS-1714
1.12.17821783
Hydra (24) 1778-1783
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/130
Issued by
Sir Joshua Rowley (1st Baronet Rowley)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
, Jamaica
Confirmed 29.8.1783
BWAS-1714
1.4.178621.5.1788
Thisbe (28) 1783-1815
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/324
BWAS-1714
21.5.1788 Dismissed from the sihp Thisbe for false muster.ADM 12/27B
15.6.17903.12.1792
Alligator (28) 1787-1814
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/40
BWAS-1714
10.4.179313.3.1794
Melampus (36) 1785-1815
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/24/228
BWAS-1714
17941796Appointed Resident Commissioner at Corsicaref:616
17961798Appointed Resident Commissioner at Lisbonref:616
19.1.179624.1.1797Appointed Resident Commissioner at Ajaccio DockyardADM 36/15490
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
6.18042.1806
Gladiator (44) 1783-1817
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
5.18054.1808Appointed Resident Commissioner at Portsmouthref:616
9.11.1805 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
7.18071809
Royal William (84) 1757-1813
British 84 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Red
BWAS-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


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