A ship is a single unit of the various ship types of AE. Ships are also referred to as UNITS.
Ships are the moving component of the AE game. They range in size, speed, power, cost, and function.
To build ships you must first build Shipyards and/or Orbital Shipyards, develop the required technology for that ship type, and have sufficient credits to pay for the construction.
Corvette, Destroyers, Frigates, Ion Frigates, Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers, Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Titans, Leviathans, Death Stars
Fighters, Bombers, Heavy Bombers, Ion Bombers,
Carriers, Fleet Carriers
Recyclers, Outpost Ships, Scouts