hi all i have reached LT 11 and if im understanding correctly i can get a new ship at 11 but i cant quite work out where so could someone please tell me what stations i can do this at and at what part of the station. thanks.
First you have to spend all your experience via skill up to get to Lt. Cmdr 1. When you do that you get a pop-up mission from Quinn telling you to come back to Sol for a new ship. When you get to Sol the first part of the mission tells you to speak to Quinn. From there you just follow the mission tree: go to shipyard, to go store above shipyard, etc.
The important thing to remember about all rank advances is that you have to spend your accumulated experience before you can get the rank-up mission. You're not Lt 11, you're Lt. Cmdr 1, you just haven't spent your skill points. The same thing happens going to Commander, Captain, and so on. Every time you spend enough skill points to get to the next rank you'll get a pop-up from Quinn telling you to come back and do the mission to get a new ship.