Ship Construction

Course Topics

  • Introduction
  • General Classification of ships (Ship Types)
  • Tankers
  • Bulk Carriers
  • General Cargo Ships
  • Container Ships
  • Car Carriers or RORO ships (Roll on/Roll off Ships)
  • Liquefied Gas Carriers (LNG/LPG Ships)
  • Chemical Carriers
  • Lash Ships
  • Passenger Ships
  • Reefer Ships
  • Ore Bulk Oil Carriers
  • Cattle Carriers
  • Pipe Laying ships
  • Cable Laying Ships
  • Dredgers
  • Tugs
  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Ship Terms
  • Stresses on Ship's Structures
  • Longitudinal Bendig
  • Transverse Bending
  • Racking, Panting and Pounding
  • Docking Strains
  • 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.