For more than 127 years, 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 more than 800 ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers.
Today, Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the birthplace of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear fleet. We are 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 and have recently expanded our nuclear and manufacturing expertise into Department of Energy and alternative energy business ventures.
Headquartered in Newport News, Va., the shipyard’s vast facilities span more than 550 acres along two miles of waterfront on the historic James River. We are the largest industrial employer in Virginia, employing more than 22,000 people, many of whom are third‐ and fourth‐generation shipbuilders. For more information, please visit