About Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With more than 22,000 employees, we are the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States.
We build some of the most advanced ships in the world using our expertise in nuclear propulsion, naval design and manufacturing. We are currently building the new Ford-class aircraft carriers and Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, and performing Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. We provide fleet services for our ships worldwide and, using our nuclear and manufacturing expertise, are expanding into Department of Energy and alternative energy ventures.
Founded as the Chesapeake Dry Dock and Construction Co. in 1886, Newport News Shipbuilding has built more than 800 ships, including both naval and commercial ships. Located in Newport News, Va., our facilities span more than 550 acres, strategically positioned in one of the great harbors of the East Coast.
We are American shipbuilders
Newport News Shipbuilding is a shipbuilding company, located in Newport News, VA. We build some of the most advanced ships in the world.
We are experts in nuclear propulsion, naval design and manufacturing, designing and building nuclear-powered carriers and subs for the U.S. Navy.
Founded in 1886 by railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington, Newport News Shipbuilding has built some of the most famous ships in American history.