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