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Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nu... Show more »
Newport News Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Newport News), a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has designed, built, overhauled and repaired a wide variety of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers for more than a century. The Newport News, Virginia, shipyard is Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with more than 21,000 workers, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. It is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of two submarine builders. Today, the shipyard is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. The company also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. « Show less

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  • Tabb graduate Mulherin leads Virginia Tech to NCAA cross country regionals

    Prior to his freshman season on Virginia Tech's outdoor track squad, Will Mulherin met with coach Ben Thomas to discuss goals. Thomas told Mulherin he could run 5,000 meters in 14:15.
  • Newport News shipyard photos reach back 125 years

    Newport News shipyard photos reach back 125 years
    If you've ever taken a good look at the battleship USS Wisconsin outside Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, it probably didn't take long to recognize that you were in the presence of something special.     With its long, raking hull,...

    Signalling an 11-carrier fleet the challenge now, Kaine says

    When Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that they needed a signal about aircraft carriers, it wasn't a sailor snapping Morse message on a lamp that they had in...

    Two milestone battleships shaped the future of a struggling Newport News Shipyard

    Two milestone battleships shaped the future of a struggling Newport News Shipyard
    When the crowds began pushing through the gates of Newport News Shipbuilding early on the morning on March 24, 1898, they had plenty of reason to feel proud and excited. After a dozen years and tens of millions of dollars in investment, the fledgling...

    Wall Street bullish on Huntington Ingalls

    Wall Street bullish on Huntington Ingalls
    A surprisingly strong earnings report has Wall Street analysts bullish about the fortunes of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Recently, Zacks.com listed HII as its "Bull of the Day," noting that shares of shipyard stock "have been on a tear since the...