Ship Construction

Course Topics

  • Introduction
  • General Classification of ships (Ship Types)
  • Ship Terms
  • Stresses on Ship's Structures
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  • Containers xxxxx
  • Car Carriers or RORO ships xxxx
  • Liquefied Gas Carriers xxxxx
  • Chemical Carriers xxxxx
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  • Passenger Ships xxxxx
  • Reefer Ships xxxxx
  • Ore Bulk Oil Carriers xxxxx
  • Cattle Carriers xxxxx
  • Pipe Laying ships xxxxx
  • Cable Laying Ships xxxxx
  • Dredgers xxxxx
  • Tugs xxxxx
  • Offshore Supply Vessels xxxxx
  • Ship Terms xxxxxxxxxx
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  • Materials and Sections used in Ship Building
  • Mechanical Properties of Ship Building materials
  • Materials used in Ship Building
  • Grades of Steels used in Ship Building
  • Sections used in Ship Building


Ship Construction is a complex subject which is primarily concerned with the design and fabrication/building of marine and other floating vessels. The ship buildig normally takes place in a specialised location known as Shipyard or Ship Buildig Centres.

Shipbuilding is the construction of ships and other floating vessels. It normally takes place in a specialized facility known as a shipyard. Shipbuilders, also called shipwrights, follow a specialized occupation that traces its roots to before recorded history. The dismantling of ships is called ship breaking.