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Oliver Wolcott

 

A Revenue Cutter Service name. Oliver Wolcott, son of Oliver Wolcott who served in the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence, was born in 1760; succeeded Alexander Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury, serving from 1795 to 1800; and was Governor of Connecticut 1817 to 1827. He died in 1833.

 

(RC: t. 112; l. 734; b. 206; dph. 94)

 

Built at Baltimore in 1832 for the Revenue Cutter Service, schooner Oliver Wolcott served along the Atlantic Coast from New England to the Virginia capes until departing Baltimore 7 December 1844 for Mobile, Ala., and operated in the Gulf of Mexico. During the Mexican War, the schooner operated under Navy orders as a despatch boat in the Gulf. She was ordered sold at Mobile 8 January 1851.