The starship hull construction display lists the different styles of starship hull that you have the tech level to build. These are selected from those hulls available for your chosen race to construct. When you build a starship hull, it remains in storage at the starbase until assembled.
The display shows the cost to build this starship hull in MegaCredits and the amount of minerals needed. The display also shows the amount of money in the planet's treasury and minerals remaining on the planet.
Starship hulls may be fitted with engines, as well as a selection of beam weapons and/or torpedo tubes. Some starship hulls come pre-assembled with fighter launch bays instead of spaces for torpedo tubes. A starship can be assembled without weapons, but it must have engines fitted in order to be launched.