Construction is a feature that enables admirals to build new ships. Building ships consumes resources and one development material for each attempt. Development materials can be found by completing quests, expeditions, and some sorties.
The chance of obtaining a rare ship is not affected by headquarters level, but the amount of resources you put in. New admirals can definitely obtain rare ships, but these are small odds.
The recipes below list the type of ships you may obtain, but all recipes always have a chance to make more than one type of ship. Keep in mind that the type of ship and the exact ship you will obtain are totally random, so the chances of obtaining the ship you desire may be fairly low. There are also some ships that are currently unbuildable, the list can be found below.
Please refrain from asking "why didn't I get xxx ship with xxx recipe?" Chances are that you simply had bad luck or used the wrong recipe. Take note that sometimes it is easier and more resource efficient to find your desired ship in sorties as a drop rather than building them (i.e. 4 Kongou sisters is a quite common drop at 3-2 node A).
Large Ship ConstructionEdit
Large Ship Construction involves the input of a larger quantity of resources (2,000-7,000 for steel, 1,000-7,000 for bauxite, 1,500-7,000 for other resources), in addition to a selection of either 1, 20 or 100 development materials and will require 10 Instant Construction to immediately finish it. This method allows the construction of ships like Yamato that cannot be constructed via normal construction. It is unlocked by completing two quests:
- Complete Modernization Quest: You will be required to successfully modernize a ship 4 times.
- Complete Crafting Quest: You will be required to scrap 4 pieces of equipment. Do it one by one as the game will consider discarding multiplies at once, as one time
According to the official Twitter , having more empty construction docks very slightly increases the chances of better ships appearing.
The times below reflect the type of ship or specific ship you will obtain after hitting the build button.
|00:20:00||Fubuki class, Ayanami class, Akatsuki class, Hatsuharu class|
|00:22:00||Shiratsuyu class, Asashio class|
|Submarine||I-168, I-58, I-8|
|00:24:00||Destroyer||Kagerou class, Yukikaze, Type 1934 Class|
|01:00:00||Light Cruiser||Tenryuu class, Kuma class, Nagara class, Sendai class|
|Heavy Cruiser||Furutaka class, Aoba class|
|01:15:00||Light Cruiser||Kinu, Abukuma|
|01:20:00||Heavy Cruiser||Myoukou class|
|01:25:00||Heavy Cruiser||Takao class|
|01:30:00||Mogami class, Tone class|
|02:00:00||Light Aircraft Carrier||Houshou|
|02:20:00||Seaplane Tender||Chitose, Chiyoda|
|02:30:00||Amphibious Assault Ship||Akitsu Maru||LSC|
|02:40:00||Light Aircraft Carrier||Shouhou, Zuihou|
|03:20:00||Aircraft Carrying Submarine||I-401||LSC|
|04:00:00||Fast Battleship||Kongou class|
|04:10:00||Regular Aircraft Carrier||Souryuu, Hiryuu|
|Regular Aircraft Carrier||Kaga|
|Regular Aircraft Carrier||Akagi|
|06:00:00||Regular Aircraft Carrier||Shoukaku, Zuikaku|
|06:40:00||Armored Aircraft Carrier||Taihou||LSC|
|08:00:00||Heavy Battleship||Yamato, Musashi||LSC|
Ships currently not buildableEdit
- Available from Sortie:
- 舞風 Maikaze 3-3 random drop
- 初風 Hatsukaze 3-4 boss drop
- 秋雲 Akigumo 5-1 boss, 5-2 certain nodes, 5-3 boss drop
- 夕雲 Yuugumo 2-5, 4-2, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3 drop (all from bosses)
- 巻雲 Makigumo 2-5, 1-4, 2-3, 5-2 drop (all from bosses)
- 長波 Naganami 3-2, 3-5, 4-4, 5-1, 5-4 drop (all from bosses)
- 卯月 Uzuki 2-5, 3-4, 4-4, 5-1, 5-2, 5-4 drop (all from bosses)
- 浜風 Hamakaze 2-5, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-4 drop (all from bosses)
- 伊19 I-19 1-5, 2-5, and 5-4 boss node drop
- 明石 Akashi 2-5 boss drop (for those who don't have her), 3-5 drop (Hoppo node)
- 天津風 Amatsukaze 3-5 boss node drop
- 酒匂 Sakawa 6-2 boss drop
- 谷風 Tanikaze 3-5 drop
- 山雲 Yamagumo 3-3 and 3-5 boss node drop
- 浦風 Urakaze 2-4, 2-5, 4-2 boss drop
- 大鯨 Taigei 2-4, 2-5, 3-4, 4-4, 5-2 boss drop
- Event only
- 春雨 Harusame 2014 Summer event E-1 Complete reward, 2014 Fall Event E-1, E-2, E-3 boss node drop E-3 H node drop, 2015 Winter Event E-3 drop
- 大淀 Ooyodo 2014 Summer event E-2 Complete reward, 2014 Fall Event E-2 G node and boss node, E-4 boss node drop, 2015 Winter Event E-2 drop
- 時津風 Tokitsukaze 2014 Summer event E-4 Complete reward, 2014 Fall Event E-3 boss node drop, 2015 Winter Event E-1, E-3 drop
- 雲龍 Unryuu 2014 Summer event E-5 Complete reward, 2015 Winter Event E-4 drop
- 磯風 Isokaze 2014 Summer event E-6 Complete reward, 2015 Winter Event E-5 drop
- 清霜 Kiyoshimo 2014 Summer event E3, E6 boss node drop, 2014 Fall event all maps boss node drop, 2015 Winter event E-4 drop
- 早霜 Hayashimo 2014 Summer event E2, E4, E5, E6 boss node drop, 2014 Fall Event E-2 and E-4 boss node drop, 2015 Winter Event E-3 and E5 boss node drop
- 秋月 Akizuki 2014 Fall Event E-2 Completion reward
- プリンツ・オイゲン Prinz Eugen 2014 Fall Event E-3 Completion reward
- 野分 Nowaki 2014 Fall Event E-4 Completion reward
- 朝雲 Asagumo 2014 Fall Event E-2 boss E-3 boss E-3 J E-4 boss node drop
- U-511 2015 Winter Event E-3 Completion reward
- 香取 Katori 2015 Winter Event E-4 Completion reward
- 天城 Amagi 2015 Winter Event E-5 Completion reward
- 朝霜 Asashimo 2015 Winter Event E-4, E-5 drop
These ships may become buildable in future updates.
Ships buildable only via large constructionEdit
- 大和 Yamato 2013 August event E4 complete reward
- 三隈 Mikuma 4-3, 5-2 boss drop
- 能代 Noshiro 2013 November event E2 complete reward
- 武蔵 Musashi 2013 November event E5 complete reward
- 阿賀野 Agano 5-4 boss drop
- 矢矧 Yahagi
- 大鳳 Taihou
- あきつ丸 Akitsu Maru
- まるゆ Maruyu
- ビスマルク Bismarck
- 伊401 I-401 2013 Christmas event complete reward
DISCLAIMER: THESE RECIPES ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO GIVE YOU THE SHIP YOU WANT IN THE NUMBER OF CRAFTING ATTEMPTS THAT YOU CAN AFFORD. PERCENTAGES LISTED ON SOME RECIPES ARE SOURCED FROM wikiwiki.jp/kancolle AND ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF ACTUAL IN-GAME CHANCES.
PLEASE ADD NEW RECIPES YOU BELIEVE SHOULD BE REVIEWED FOR ADDITION INTO THE SPECIAL TABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION.
|30||30||30||30||Mainly destroyers and light cruisers, with a small chance of heavy cruisers. No rare destroyers. Small chance of Yayoi, Yuubari.|
|250||130*||200||30||1.47% Shimakaze, 1.24% Yukikaze. 2.87% for submarines. |
- Recipe percentages don't count Z3 yet.
- It is highly likely that the Z1 unlock quest must be cleared before I-8 can construct Z3. Due to low sample size and lack of pictorial evidence other than collected construction data, avoid using her unless you've lost all your German ships after completing the quest.
|30||30||30||30||Mainly destroyers and light cruisers, with a small chance of heavy cruisers. No rare destroyers. A small chance of Yuubari (1%).|
|250||30||200||30||Light cruisers, heavy cruisers, rare destroyers and submarines.|
|250||30||200||30||Light cruisers, heavy cruisers, rare destroyers and submarines.|
|270||30||330||130||Slightly higher chance for heavy cruisers.|
|400||100||600||30||BB (32.01%), CA (57.93%), CL (7.38%).|
|500||30||600||30||BB (32.01%), CA (58.63%), CL (6.87%), slim chance to result in Suzuya or Nagato-Class.|
|300||30||400||300||Most common recipe. 7.9% chance for carrier. 32.3% light carrier |
|350||30||400||350||8.5% < 500 entries|
|300||30||600||400||14.3% < 500 entries|
11.9% carrier, 32.7% light carrier 
|250||30||200||30||SS (2.54%), recipe shared with rare destroyers and light cruisers.  >10000 entries|
|250||130||200||30||3.03%  >5000 entries|
DISCLAIMER : EVERY REMARK IS PERSONAL. RESULTS MAY VARY. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
|300||30||400||401||Aircraft carrier recipe|
|430||30||430||330||Rare Aircraft carrier recipe|
Battleship and Carrier recipe hybrid (Does not actually yield Battleships, Recipe requires further testing, 0 entries  )
|350||130||400||350||Light/Standard Aircraft recipe, 5.5% Kaga|
Battleship recipe ~5 entries, have VERY SMALL Chance to result in Haruna and Yamashiro (Bauxite = 100)
Higher chance for Battleship
|300||300||400||500||19% carrier, 29.5% light carrier (Recipe requires further testing <500 entries) |
|330||430||530||430||Higher chance for rare Light/Standard Aircraft Carriers |
Large Ship Construction RecipeEdit
Note: Based on Kancolle DB reports.* Results may vary.
|Any||Any||Any||Any||Any||Maruyu||4-16% for all recipes. More common with fewer materials.|
|3.2% Nagato 6.2% Mutsu|
3.4% Agano 2.2% Noshiro 1.6% Yahagi
2.2% Mikuma 3.0% Suzuya 3.3% Kumano
|4000||2000||5000||7000||20||Taihou||6.4% (807 reports)|
|4000||2000||5000||6000||20||Taihou||7.0% (329 reports)|
|4000||2000||5000||5200||20||Taihou||5.4% (746 reports)|
|3600||2000||5300||5200||20||Taihou||5.0% (562 reports)|
|3.5% Yamato (26 results)|
1.5% Musashi (85 results)
1.1% Bismarck (95 results)
|2.7% Yamato (31 results)|
5.3% Musashi (62 results)
0.6% Bismarck (7 results)
|1.4% Yamato (21 results)|
1.2% Musashi (18 results)
6.7% Bismarck (101 results)
|2.2% Yamato (179 results)|
1.3% Musashi (104 results)
1.9% Bismarck (152 results)
|3600||2000||5300||5200||1||Akitsumaru||6.6% (562 reports)|
- Reports typically include all # development materials and secretary ships. This is especially noticeable for BB recipes where the number of attempts with/without Z1/Z3 skew the results towards either Bismarck or Yamato-class significantly. However, since the data sets are still significantly less biased than wikiwiki reports it still gives a better idea of what to expect.
- It is highly likely that the Z1 unlock quest must be cleared before I-8 or Prinz Eugen can construct German ships. Due to low sample size and lack of pictorial evidence other than collected construction data, avoid using her unless you've lost all your German ships after completing the quest.
The reports from the japanese wiki collected and visualized.
Note: It is far from accurate because success is more often posted than failures, avoid the ones with low sample size.
Here are links to construction database. They have large data sets for popular recipes and are reliable indicators on the probabilities of getting which ship per recipe.