The department was founded on 17 August 1963 when it was separated from the department of General Technical Sciences. The first name of the department was “Mechanical technology”. Later it has been changed twice into Ship Machinery Repairs and Ship Repairs respectively. When the department was founded the trainees were taught the following subjects: Technology of ship mechanical engineering and ship repairs, Technical chemistry, Physical metallurgy, Technology of metals, Welding in shipbuilding, Metal working machines, Interchangeability and technical measurements, Ship machinery repairs and Ship repairs.
Kosta Keremidchiev, Kosta Stoilov, Kiril Mednikarov, Petko Stavrev, Philip Gabarski, Youlian Moskov, Georgi Lyutskanov served as heads of the department.
Since the foundation of the department the following lecturers have worked here:
Kosta Keremedchiev, Kosta Stoilov, Boris Izvorski, Kiril Mednikarov, Snezhina Prodanova, Evgeni Iliev, Bogdan Tsekov, Christo Velikov, Dimitar Haydutov, Pavel Slavov, Philip Gabarski, Petar Minkov, Yordan Danov, Angel Anegnostiev, Asen Nachev, Marin Dimov, Petko Stavrev, Atanas Tochkov, Georgi Lyutskanov, Eliyana Yosifova, Bozhidar Dyakov, Georgi Slavchev, Boris Todorov, Hristo Hristov, Momchil Manov, Yulian Moskov, Yordan Lazarov, Kalin Lyutskanov.
The laboratory technicians have great contribution to the training of military and civilian students:
Georgi Manastirov, Nikola Stanev, Dimitar Bagerov, Toncho Rashkov, Polimen Todorov, Petar Milkov, Vesselin Vlahov, Hristo Zhelev, Dimo Belikov, Milyo Mihailov, Dimo Atanasov, Zhecho Georgiev, Kirirl Gechevski, Bilka Georgieva, Tsvetelina Milkova, Lilyana Nikolova, Mariyka Varbanova, Yancho Yanev, Ivan Yanev, Assen Goranov, Ivan Topalov etc.
At the department, 15 doctoral students have prepared and successfully defended their dissertations. Six of the lecturers hold doctoral and higher degrees. In the course of its existence the department has published 19 textbooks and monographs, 25 workbooks, 20 methodological guides.