What We Do

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Since 1886, the ships built at Newport News Shipbuilding, like the American shipbuilders who built them, have served our nation in peace and war, in times of adversity and in times of abundance. Our legacy of “Always Good Ships,” includes the design, construction, overhaul and repair of hundreds of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers.

Today, NNS, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. We also provide fleet services for naval ships.
We are the largest industrial employer in Virginia, employing more than 20,000 people, many of whom are third-and-fourth generation shipbuilders.