The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Dod, Daniel
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DOD, Daniel, American mechanic: b. Virginia, 28 Sept. 1788; d. New York, 9 May 1823. He was educated at Rutgers College. He devoted himself to the study of steam machinery and the construction of steam-engines; the Savannah (1819), the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, had an engine of his construction. He was killed by the explosion of a boiler on a steamboat, the machinery of which he had altered.