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“Lets you send citizens on Expeditions for great rewards!”

Levels[]

Important Information[]

Do not blindly upgrade the Shipyard beyond level 12.

The Level 12 Shipyard (Digital) is considered the best Shipyard by most players. Do not upgrade past Level 12 unless you understand what each expedition provides. The level 13 (Information) and level 14 (Drone) shipyards offer inferior troop tactics for most troop compositions. However, you may prefer the National Trade Goods from later levels despite their long expedition times.

General Information[]

  • Key Shipyard Mechanic: Available expeditions include both the current and previous shipyard level. For example, a level 7 dock includes both level 6 and level 7 expeditions.
  • The Shipyard is a unique building where players can earn daily dock bonuses from ships by participating in a League and sending expeditions for rewards.
  • The Shipyard is unlocked in the Bronze Age. It has a fixed location at the base side and can't be destroyed.
  • As the levels increase, the destinations of the upgraded level would replace the destinations of the previous level and they are more rewarding than the level before.
  • Some rewards of expeditions include troop tactics, museum resources, and Trade Goods.
  • The Shipyard starts with 1 expedition slot. It gets an additional expedition slot at level 4 and level 7.
  • The Shipyard starts as the Dock from level 1 to 3. It becomes the Anchorage from level 4 to 6. Finally, it becomes the Shipyard at level 7 and up.
  • You can add a General to an exploration to increase the rewards from it. The General will be unavailable while on the exploration.
  • The Library level 9 book Shipping, Chapter 5, reduces the citizens sent on expeditions by 1.
  • Troop Tactic cards gained on expeditions all have the same flag; a thick white line in the middle, surrounded by thin red lines, thin white lines, and lastly blue lines on the edges.
  • All Expedition Re-rolls will now cost 30 Icon Crown regardless of time remaining on refresh countdown
  • Citizens Required to Explore: 1 Citizen

Historical Description[]

  • The earliest known Dock is found at Wadi al-Jarf along the Red Sea in Egypt, dating back to 2,500 B.C.(E.), where archaeologists found jars and archors. Another dock was found at Lothal in India, dating back to 2,400 B.C.(E.), which was used to service ships.

Statistics[]

Level Build Cost Gold icon Upgrade Time Clock Citizens Needed Citizen XP Gain Exp Expedition Slots Destinations Age Unlocked
1 - - 4 - 1 Knossos, Babylon, Ur, Ashkelon, Memphis Bronze Age
2 40,000 36m 610 Corinth, Sidon, Troy, Massalia, Cyrene Iron Age
3 240,000 3h 12m 760 Ostia, Athens, Carthage, Nanjing, Tamralipti Classical Age
4 700,000 1d 1,630 2 Lubeck, Quanzhou, Kilwa, Constantinople, Sunda Kelapa Medieval Age
5 1,700,000 2d 2,040 Havana, Amsterdam, Muscat, Manila, Goa Gunpowder Age
6 3,800,000 4d 2,385 Guangzhou, Nagasaki, La Rochelle, Zanzibar, Calcutta Enlightenment Age
7 4,800,000 8d 2,700 3 London, Le Havre, Baltimore, Rangoon, Alexandria Industrial Age
8 6,500,000 10d 2,980 Kiel, Kure, San Francisco, Cherbourg, Buenos Aires Global Age
9 9,100,000 11d 4,160 Halifax, Melbourne, Incheon, Karachi, Rio de Janeiro Atomic Age
10 9,100,000 11d 4,160 Mumbai, Helsinki, Novorossiysk, Port of Antonio, Kaohsiung Cold War Age
11 9.975.000 12d 4.500 New York, Port of Colombo, Shanghai, Busan, Dubrovnik Space Age
12 12,000,000 13d 4h 5,290 Tokyo, Cairo, Berlin, Chicago, Tulum Digital Age
13 13,000,000 14d 5,760 Naples, Thessaloniki, Hong Kong, Fukuoka, Seoul Information Age
14 15,000,000 15d 6,000 Milan, Boston, Toronto, Beijing, Warsaw Drone Age
 
City Level Available Citizens Required to Explore Citizen Time Clock Rewards
Knossos 1 1 6h 1,000 Food, 1 Leather
Babylon 1d 1 Horse Raider Army (2 Horse Raiders), 1 Cider
Ur 6h 1,000 Gold icon, 1 Fur
Ashkelon 12h 1 TradeGood, 1 Metal
Memphis 2d 1 Egyptian Army(3 Soldiers, 3 Nubian Archers), 3 Icon Crown
Corinth 2 2d 1 Companion Army (1 Companion), 1 Armor Blessing
Sidon 6h 5,000 Gold icon, 2 Leather
Troy 1d 1 Trojan Army (5 Hoplites, 1 Archer), 2 Metal
Massalia 6h 1 TradeGood, 4 Icon Crown
Cyrene 12h 1 Libyan Army (3 Composite Bowman, 1 Horse Raider), 5,000 Food
Ostia 3 2d 1 Legionary army (2 Wall Miner, 6 Heavy Legion), 1 Diamond
Athens 1d 1 Hellenic army (1 Royal Companion, 4 Phalanx), 1 Fortification Blessing
Carthage 12h 1 Punic Mercenary Army (1 War Elephant, 4 Greek Javelineer), 2 Cider
Nanjing 6h 1 Medic Blessing, 2 Fur
Tamralipti 12h 1 Crop Blessing, 1 TradeGood
Lübeck 4 1d 1 Merchant Convoy Army (4 Landsknecht, 1 Supply Cart), 1 Commerce Blessing
Quanzhou

(泉州)

6h 1 Yuan Dynasty Army (6 Royal Chu Ko Nu, 2 Steppe Horse Raider), 1 Loot Blessing
Kilwa 2d 1 African Elephant Army (1 War Elephant, 1 Elephant Archer), 1 Peace Treaty (12h)
Constantinople 2d 1 Greek Fire Thrower Army, 1 Wall Blessing
Sunda Kelapa 12h 1 Animal Blessing, 2 TradeGood
Havana 5 2d 1 Conquistador Army (4 Tercio, 1 Bombard), 85 Supplies
Amsterdam 1d 1 Pike and Shot Army (7 Halberdier, 7 Arquebusier), 6 Benefactors
Muscat 6h 1 Marble, 10 Supplies
Manila 12h 1 Porcelain, 8 Researchers
Goa 2d 1 Indian Elephant Army (1 Siege Elephant, 1 Mahout), 85 Supplies
Guangzhou 6 1d 1 Green Standard Army (1 Cuirassier, 4 Fire Dragon, 1 Guard Mortar), 9 Benefactors
Nagasaki 6h 1 Silk, 15 Supplies
La Rochelle 2d 1 Napoleonic Light Army (2 Hussar, 2 Voltigeur), 128 Supplies
Zanzibar 12h 1 Peace Treaty(12h), 12 Researchers
Calcutta 2d 1 Sepoy Army (8 Sepoy), 128 Supplies
London 7 2d 1 British Expeditionary Army (6 Black Watch, 1 Machine Gun, 1 Supply Truck), 81 Researchers
Le Havre 12h 2 Cheese, 18 Researchers
Baltimore 2d 1 Baltimore Fencibles Army (1 Engineer, 2 Artillery), 81 Researchers
Rangoon 6h 2 Diamond, 23 Supplies
Alexandria 1d 1 Desert Rebel Army (6 Shock Infantry, 1 Motorcycle Raider, 3 Bedouin Raider), 14 Benefactors
Kiel 8 6h 3 Salt, 30 Benefactors
Kure 2d 1 Zero, 80 Benefactors
San Francisco 1d 1 Demolition Squad Army (1 Veteran Commando, 1 Heavy Bazooka, 1 Flamethrower), 30 Researchers
Cherbourg 2d 1 S-35 Tank Army (2 S-35 Tank), 178 Supplies
Buenos Aires 12h 2 Scrolls, 78 Supplies
Halifax 9 2d 1 Nato Army (1 AVRE Tank, 1 Attack Helicopter, 2 Heavy Field Mortar), 76 Benefactors
Melbourne 12h 2 Air Superiority Blessing , 30 Supplies
Incheon 1d 1 ROK Army (8 Republic Rifleman, 1APC, 1 Supply Convoy), 75 Researchers
Karachi 1d 1 Frontier Force Army (1 Field Howitzer, 4 Veteran Machine Gun, 1 Veteran Combat Engineer), 75 Researchers
Rio de Janeiro 6h 5 TradeGood, 30 Supplies
Mumbai 10 2d 6 TradeGood, 182 Supplies
Helsinki 12h 3 Diamond, 88 Supplies
Novorossiysk 1d 2 Demolition Squad Army, 80 Benefactors
Port of Antonio 1d 2 S35 Tank Army, 80 Benefactors
Kaohsiung 6h 2 Zero, 50 Researchers
New York 11 2d 6 NationalTradeGood, 170 Researchers
Port of Colombo 12h 3 Diamond, 54 Benefactors
Shanghai 1d 1 Wall Breacher Army (4 Valiant Field Mortar, 2 Honored Machine Gun, 2 Valiant Combat Engineer), 9,000 Oil icon
Busan 12h 1 Anti-Tank Army(2 Veteran RPG, 2 Expert Machine Gun, 5 Elite Infantry), 90 Supplies
Dubrovnik 6h 1 Armored Assault Army(1 Assault Vehicle, 1 APC Mk.5, 2 Armored Car Mk.7), 30 Benefactors
Tokyo 12 2d 7 NationalTradeGood, 200 Supplies
Cairo 1d 2 Anti-Infantry Army (1 MRL Mk3, 5 Elite Riflemen, 2 Advanced Machine Gun), 88 Benefactors
Berlin 1d 2 Aerial Strike Army (1 Honored Attack Helicopter, 1 MRL Mk3, and 2 Valiant Field Mortar), 88 Benefactors
Chicago 12h 4 Cider, 97 Supplies
Tulum 6h 2 Zero, 55 Researchers
Naples 13 2d 1 Friuli Infantry Army (40 Friuli Infantry), 6 Marble
Thessaloniki 2d 1 Centaur Tank Army (4 Centaur Tank), 6 Scrolls
Hong Kong 2d 1 People's Rifleman Army (40 People's Rifleman), 5 Tea
Fukuoka 2d 1 JSDF Soldier Army, (40 JSDF Soldier Army), 6 Silk
Seoul 2d 1 Republic Rifleman Army (40 Republic Rifleman), 6 Porcelain
Milan 14 1d 1 Friuli Infantry Army (40 Friuli Infantry), 170 Researchers
Boston 1d 1 Green Jacket Rifleman Army (40 Green Jacket Rifleman), 150 Supplies
Toronto 1d 1 JSDF Soldier Army (40 JSDF Soldier), 150 Benefactors
Beijing 1d 1 People's Rifleman Army(40 People's Rifleman), 8 NationalTradeGood
Warsaw 1d 1 Republic Rifleman Army (40 Republic Rifleman), 20,000 Oil icon
*The High Seas update revamped all expeditions time and citizens numbers. This symbol means that the expedition information is outdated.
*The Treasure of the world update introduced museum items to the shipyard.

Boosts[]

Council Committees[]

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Council Councilors[]

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Library Technology[]

  • Shipping
    • Ch. 1 = Increase expedition resource rewards by 10%.
    • Ch. 2 = Increase expedition trade goods rewards by 1.
    • Ch. 3 = Expedition returns faster by 10%.
    • Ch. 4 = Increase Generals bonus resource rewards by 10%.
    • Ch. 5 = Expeditions require 1 less Citizen.

Parliament Laws[]

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Seasons[]

University[]

  • Harriet Tubman
    • Expeditions Return Faster: Expeditions returns expeditiously by 1%. (10 levels)

Wonders[]

VIP Bonuses[]

  • Building Upgrade Resource Cost
    • Level 9: 5%
    • Level 12: 10%
    • Level 15: 15%
  • Expedition Duration
    • Level 9: 10%
    • Level 12: 15%
    • Level 15: 20%

Trivia[]

  • Before 'The High Seas' v4.7 Update, the Dock primarily was used for daily Dock bonuses. The Dock kept the same primitive look, level, and function for all of the Ages.
  • There is a rule of physics error when upgrading a Shipyard were citizens walk on water to upgrade the building. That has not been fixed yet.
  • The names Big Huge Games gave for this economic building comes from the company's previous game Rise of Nations. Plus, the names change at a specific age just like in DomiNations. The Dock is available at the Ancient Age(Pre-Classical Age). The Dock changes to the Anchorage at the Gunpowder Age. The Anchorage changes to the Shipyard at the Industrial Age.
  • The 'The Republic of the Philippines v7.3' update changed dock levels 8-10; namely it added more museum supplies.
  • The v12.1 update (Nov 2023) changed all expedition requirements to 1 citizen (which became 0 citizens with appropriate research available as of Global Age)

Reference[]

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