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Henry John Woolcot, 1828-??

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1828
Place of Birth: Dorset
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Identity:

Captain Woolcot was for many years a Captain with the Royal Mail Steamship Company.

Life:

Captain Woolcot was Captain of the Dee, Royal Mail Steamship Company in 1855; he served in the paddle ship RMS Pacific of the Pacific Steam Navigation Copmany in 1866-1868; he is mentioned in connection with the RMS Seine (on which JW was a passenger) in 1866 (see #04335). These ships were coastal vessels working up and down the west coast of South America. Woolcot was later captain of the P. and O. ship, Pekin, in 1871.

Bibliography:

Times, London, 19 February 1855, p. 9; Times, London, 9 February 1867, p. 5; Lloyd's Captains' Register, London, 1869; Times, London, 13 November 1871, p. 5.