A weld shrinkage prediction model was developed for thin uniform ship panels to predict in-plane shrinkage. The weld shrinkage prediction model consists of a series of empirical equations developed by analysis of shrinkage data from welded panels fabricated in the shipyards. These panels ranged in thickness from 3 mm to 9.5 mm and were welded with processes including submerged arc, flux cored arc, and gas metal arc welding. All fabrication data were carefully recorded using practices that were common over each of the shipyards. Measurements of the panels were made throughout each step of fabrication to provide accurate weld shrinkage data. The data were then analyzed by regression analysis to produce equations that permit the calculation of weld shrinkage based on the conditions used for fabrication. These shrinkage model equations were embedded in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for ease of use.