Dry Dock
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization See description
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched at Dock-logo Dock
Required Research Careening Careening
Research Time 60 seconds
Research Cost
Food 600
Gold 400
Effect Ship speed +15%, Transport Ship capacity +10

Dry Dock is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Dock once Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases ship speed by 15% as well as the capacity of Transport Ships by +10 (for a total of 20). Dry Dock does not improve the efficiency of Trade Cogs, as they are affected by the speed increase, but earn less gold per trip to compensate this effect, so that the gather rate remains the same in total.

Dry Dock is available to all civilizations except for the Goths, Mongols, and Teutons.

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Researching Dry Dock is 20% cheaper.
  • Italians: Researching Dry Dock is 50% cheaper.
  • Persians: Researching Dry Dock is 20% faster.

History Edit

Ships needing extensive repairs were sailed into a new structure called a dry dock from which the water could be pumped. This left the ship dry and accessible to workmen from all directions.

Ship Technologies
Careening | Gillnets | Dry Dock | Shipwright

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