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Oliver Wolcott

(RC: t. 112; l. 73-4-; b. 20-6-; dph. 9-4-)

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.

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.

Published: Mon Aug 17 12:07:04 EDT 2015