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Surveyor and Civil-Engineer
Served in the Royal Navy
1811 Bankrupt. '...George Dodd, late of Vauxhall Place, South Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, Surveyor, Civil-Engineer, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a Bankrupt...'
c.1814 He was largely responsible for the introduction of steam power on The Thames. He was also the first Englishman to prove the practicability of navigating steam ships on the high seas. Acquired the PS Argyle on the Clyde and sailed her to London, before putting her to work on the London to Margate service
Patent on means of extinguishing fires at sea
1827 Died in London