As I understand it the following skills directly increase the HP of you star ship hull.
Star ship command, "star ship" captain level 1, "star ship" captain level 2, "star ship" caption level 3, and "star ship" captain level 4 (where "star ship" is the type of ship your using, cruiser, escort, science)
What I would like to know is how much of the prior skill is added to the next level skill.
How much of each skill adds how much HP to your hull.
Does any one understand the math on this?
Can any one explain to me how to gain the maximum amount of Star ship hull hit points that are available for my ship class?
Is their a star ship hull hit point calculator like their is a power calculator and a DPS calculator?
Don't know about any calculator for this. However, only the tier 2 skill applies fully to later versions of the ship. So "Escort Captain" skill will apply to all escorts. For the tier 3 and 4, only 50% will apply to the tier above it. So, only 50% of the bonus from "Heavy escort capatin" skill will apply to a fleet escort or advanced escort.
This eventually will change, however. The devs have mentioned that they are working on changes so you don't have to skill up in a specific ship type.