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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

Top Newport News Shipbuilding Articles

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  • Navy official: Refueling of carrier Washington proceeding

    Navy official: Refueling of carrier Washington proceeding
    The Navy is in the process of restoring funds to refuel and overhaul the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, a critical job for Newport News Shipbuilding, a source confirmed Tuesday. The funds could be awarded to the shipyard within weeks, said a...
  • Carrier Ford passes anchor test

    — The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is significantly lighter than its Nimitz-class predecessors, so its anchor-handing system is about half as heavy. That puts the Ford's anchor at a mere 30,000 pounds. The 1,440-foot anchor chain, made from...
  • Warner, Kaine, hail report that Washington carrier may be refueled

    Virginia Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine hailed a report in Defense News Tuesday that the Navy might soon award a contract to refuel the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. The story cited Navy sources that said a $182 million contract could be...
  • Drill boat will take core samples off Virginia coast for wind turbines

    Drill boat will take core samples off Virginia coast for wind turbines
    Virginia beachgoers will see a strange sight over the next three weeks as an oil rig-type vessel begins taking seabed core samples for Dominion Virginia Power's offshore wind farm test project. The 110-foot Inez Eymard arrived Monday afternoon from...
  • Feedback for 7/1: Shipyard photo, The Times-Herald and YMCA

    The shipyard's crane •Mike, Hampton: In Saturday's paper on Page 4 you have a large picture of one of the shipyard's structures with three words: "Newport News Shipbuilding." I'm almost certain that the same structure that is part of the weather on...
  • Huntington Ingalls protest over lost contract bid is rejected

    Huntington Ingalls protest over lost contract bid is rejected
    Back in February, Huntington Ingalls Industries lost out to three rival shipbuilders in a bid to design a new Coast Guard cutter, a setback that surprised some in the industry, given HII's stature and track record. In a rare move, HII and another...
  • Smithfield Foods leads region on Fortune 500 list

    Smithfield Foods leads region on Fortune 500 list
    Four companies based in Hampton Roads earned spots on the Fortune 500 list earlier this month, led by Smithfield Foods at number 214. Huntington Ingalls Industries, parent company to Newport News Shipbuilding, dropped two spots from last year to land at...
  • Newport News Shipbuilding installs new emergency notification system

    Newport News Shipbuilding installs new emergency notification system
    — Newport News Shipbuilding has installed an emergency notification system with 20 speaker towers to reach shipyard workers on matters ranging from extreme weather to an active shooter. Approved last September, it will supplement the current alert...
  • Back to Square One

    Every 10 years or so, Newport News revisits an old idea. It begins with a parcel of land in the shadow of City Hall. There are grand plans of building things, such as a convention center or a luxury hotel. Enthusiasm, overwhelming at first, ebbs in the...
  • Gaps between rich and poor widening

    Gaps between rich and poor widening
    The gaps between the Peninsula's poorest and richest neighborhoods are wide, and getting wider. They are gaps in income — and in the share of income available to save for the future, in access to jobs, health care and even groceries, a Daily Press...
  • Notes and notables

    We take care of our own When the weather is at its hottest — that's when you have to start preparing for when the weather is at its coldest. For that reason, while we we're all sweating it out this week, it's good to see the Peninsula's largest...
  • Newport News One City Marathon hopes to 'unite the city'

    Newport News One City Marathon hopes to 'unite the city'
    NEWPORT NEWS — Monday's sweltering heat was hardly conducive for running 26.2 miles, but the air conditioning inside the Marriott City Center was working just fine. So there was plenty of enthusiasm as officials announced the inaugural Newport...