Docks are key centers of naval power, control over docks is a major key point in Battalion Wars 2 as shown in both the Solar Empire and Anglo Isles campaigns.

At docks, naval units will be spawned just like infantry at a barracks. In several missions(3 from the 4 only in the Anglo campaign) you have to capture a Dock,and the Anglo monument "Winsdor's Column" is located near a Dock.The big number of Docks in the Anglo campaign can be explained by the fact of Great Britain once had the greatest navy in the world.