Ship Construction

Course Topics

  • Introduction
  • General Classification of ships (Ship Types)
  • Ship Terms
  • Stresses on Ship's Structures
  • Containers
  • Car Carriers or RORO ships
  • Liquefied Gas Carriers
  • Chemical Carriers
  • Passenger Ships
  • Reefer Ships
  • 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.