Construction of ships requires a character to have the Shipbuilding  skill, a subskill of Shipcraft .
ship effort material ---- ------ -------- galley 250 worker-days 50 wood roundship 500 worker-days 100 wood
To begin construction of a ship, the shipbuilder should unstack from
beneath other characters and issue one of the following
build galleyname of galley
build roundshipname of roundship
One-fifth of the lumber will immediately be deducted from the shipbuilder's inventory and put to use building the new ship. The shipbuilder and his workers will be placed inside the new ship.
At least three workers are needed to begin construction of a ship.
Until the ship is completed, it will be shown as `
Ships docked at port: HMS Pinafore [ih39], galley-in-progress, 28% completed, owner: Osswid the Constructor , with five workers
The remaining construction materials are deducted from the builder's inventory as work on the ship progresses. A second fifth of the lumber is required when the ship becomes 20% complete, a third fifth when the ship becomes 40% complete, etc. Construction halts if the builder runs out of materials
For example, a noble who wanted to build a galley would need to know Shipbuilding , have at least three workers, and start with at least 10 wood . (40 more wood is required to bring the galley to completion).
As soon as the required number of worker-days has been invested in construction, the ship will be christened and declared seaworthy.
To resume construction of a partially completed ship, first enter the
ship, then issue the either
build galley or
Ships may only be built in locations with a passable route to an ocean.