Meet American Shipbuilding
For 127 years, Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has carried on the legacy of American shipbuilding, building some of the most famous ships in American naval history with a diverse workforce of craftsmen and engineers. We proudly build U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and submarines, and provide after market services for both. In 2011, we became a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries after being a part of Northrop Grumman since 2001.
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Gerald R. Ford's Hull Reaches 100 Percent Structural Completion
On May 7, Newport News Shipbuilding hoisted the last piece of primary structure onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The 66-metric-ton unit is the forward end of one of the ship's catapults, which is used to launch aircraft from the ship. The lift was the last of 162 superlifts for the carrier and brings more than three years of structural erection work to a close.