United States of America

Newport News Shipbuilding
4101 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607

Newport News Shipbuilding


Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With approximately $4 billion in revenues and more than 23,000 employees, NNS is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States. 



Spanning more than 550 acres, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the shipyard sits on 2.5 miles of waterfront property along the James River. Its facilities range from manufacturing facilties (NNS has its own Foundry and Machine Shop) to dry docks and piers. In the latest expansion, NNS added "Big Blue," a gantry crane capable of lifting 1,050 metric tons. 



In 2011, NNS became a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries after being a part of Northrop Grumman since 2001.

Manufacturer of Armaments