From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol.V - p 151

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; 1. 73'4'' b. 20'6''; dph. 9'4'')

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 5 January 1851.