Who built the first ship? Noah’s Ark is the world’s first built ark and its structure was similar to that of a bird’s and a fish’s chest. Humans have built very large, small, and submarine-powered ships based on this model of the ark. If it weren’t for the fish, would humans have thought of building a submarine that would be underwater? Goes. To invent and discover one must obtain a sample of that thing and succeed in inventing something else in its light. Noah’s ark is a model for all kinds of ships, past, present and future. The Holy Qur’an points out to us that other such things can happen in the world and thus encourages us to research and discover. Source: Quran and Techniques. Writer: شعان (دوغن). Translation: Mahmoud Hotak.