Ship Yards

A shipyard is the most sophisticated, expensive endeavor a colony can be directed to undertake. Shipyards are relatively slow to construct and require huge amounts of metals. Once built, however, a shipyard is the most valuable possession one can have. With a large shipyard, one need never visit an Imperial base at all; in fact with a large enough shipyard you can build things the Empire would never dare sell to you.

The major occupation of a shipyard is the construction of fighter ships. These can either be accumulated on-planet, or exported for profit. Building fighters requires a large work force, and a good supply of metals. Since fighters are the basis for both the attack and defense of planets, an aggressive warrior will need a plentiful supply.

The shipyard may also be directed to produce ground-mounted laser turrets for planetary defense. A turret requires roughly the same amount of materiel and labor as a fighter.

In addition to fighter craft and ground defenses, the shipyard can build or repair your starship. Not only are simple repairs performed cheaper and more conveniently than in an Imperial yard, enhancements to the ship are more easily obtained in your own yard. The level of work the docks can do is proportional to the number of workers working there. The following table gives the size of the ship that can be fully repaired and purchase ship components in ship yards of a given size.

Item Multiplier Example 10 available hulls on planet
Torpedoes 2 20 hulls max
Fuel Tanks 5 50 hulls max
Lasers 10 100 hull max
Shields 10 100 hulls max
Life Support 5 50 hulls max
Fighter Bays 5 50 hulls max
Impulse Drive 4 40 hulls max
Warp Drive 2 20 hulls max
Note: There is a Warp Drive Limit for all Civilian Ships = 12340


This table shows the exact number of Ship Yard workers required to produce a given amount of hulls. Please Note The Following:

A.  4 to   8 hulls requires  280 SY workers for each hull above  3.
B.  9 to  12 hulls requires  800 SY workers for each hull above  8.
C. 13 to  30 hulls requires 1600 SY workers for each hull above  12.
D. 31 to  74 hulls requires 3200 SY workers for each hull above  30.
E. 75 to 200 hulls requires 6400 SY workers for each hull above  74.

HULLS WORKERS HULLS WORKERS HULLS WORKERS HULLS WORKERS HULLS WORKERS
3 360 43 85760 83 242560 123 498560 163 754560
4 640 44 88960 84 248960 124 504960 164 760960
5 920 45 92160 85 255360 125 511360 165 767360
6 1200 46 95360 86 261760 126 517760 166 773760
7 1480 47 98560 87 268160 127 524160 167 780160
8 1760 48 101760 88 274560 128 530560 168 786560
9 2560 49 104960 89 280960 129 536960 169 792960
10 3360 50 108160 90 287360 130 543360 170 799360
11 4160 51 111360 91 293760 131 549760 171 805760
12 4960 52 114560 92 300160 132 556160 172 812160
13 6560 53 117760 93 306560 133 562560 173 818560
14 8160 54 120960 94 312960 134 568960 174 824960
15 9760 55 124160 95 319360 135 575360 175 831360
16 11360 56 127360 96 325760 136 581760 176 837760
17 12960 57 130560 97 332160 137 588160 177 844160
18 15360 58 133760 98 338560 138 594560 178 850560
19 17760 59 136960 99 344960 139 600960 179 856960
20 20160 60 140160 100 351360 140 607360 180 863360
21 22560 61 143360 101 357760 141 613760 181 869760
22 24960 62 146560 102 364160 142 620160 182 876160
23 27360 63 149760 103 370560 143 626560 183 882560
24 29760 64 152960 104 376960 144 632960 184 888960
25 32160 65 156160 105 383360 145 639360 185 895360
26 34560 66 159360 106 389760 146 645760 186 901760
27 36960 67 162560 107 396160 147 652160 187 908160
28 39360 68 165760 108 402560 148 658560 188 914560
29 41760 69 168960 109 408960 149 664960 189 920960
30 44160 70 172160 110 415360 150 671360 190 927360
31 47360 71 175360 111 421760 151 677760 191 933760
32 50560 72 178560 112 428160 152 684160 192 940160
33 53760 73 181760 113 434560 153 690560 193 946560
34 56960 74 184960 114 440960 154 696960 194 952960
35 60160 75 191360 115 447360 155 703360 195 959360
36 63360 76 197760 116 453760 156 709760 196 965760
37 66560 77 204160 117 460160 157 716160 197 972160
38 69760 78 210560 118 466560 158 722560 198 978560
39 72960 79 216960 119 472960 159 728960 199 984960
40 76160 80 223360 120 479360 160 735360 200 991360
41 79360 81 229760 121 485760 161 741760
42 82560 82 236160 122 492160 162 748160