Company Information

facilities0470NASSCO’s shipyard facilities are capable of building commercial cargo ships and tankers and Navy auxiliary ships up to 1,000 feet in length and servicing or repairing any vessel sailing on the West Coast of the United States.


The shipyard is located on San Diego Bay, which has a channel depth of 35 feet. To reach NASSCO, ships pass under the Coronado Bridge, which has a vertical clearance of 195 feet. The shipyard encompasses 80 acres of land and 46 acres of water and offers:

  • 2 inclined building ways, 950-feet long and 108-feet wide
  • 8 fully serviced berths ranging from 600 to 1,000 feet
  • A 1,000-foot long, 174-foot wide graving dock with a lift capacity of 30,000 long tons
  • 10 whirley/portal cranes with individual lift capacities up to 300 tons and multi-crane lifts up to 620 tons
  • An 820-foot long, 136-foot wide floating drydock with an ABS-certified lift capacity of 44,000 long tons
  • 6 production workshops and 10 assembly areas
  • 2 blast cells and 5 paint cells for indoor prep and coating of hull blocks (52’x52’x30′)