General Dynamics NASSCO Christened Miguel Keith (ESB 5)

The Christening and Naming Ceremony for the Miguel Keith, the third Expeditionary Sea Base constructed for the U.S. Navy, was streamed from the NASSCO website and through Facebook Live on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The ceremony began at 10:00am at General Dynamics NASSCO. NASSCO’s Facebook page:  

General Dynamics NASSCO Commissions New Panel Line

SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to commission its new panel line, which expands steel production capabilities for the construction of commercial and government ships in San Diego. The new panel line enables distortion-free welding of plates as thin as five millimeters to produce lighter, more energy efficient ships. The Read More >

NASSCO Celebrates 200th Dry Docking in San Diego

NASSCO Builder’s 200th Docking! from General Dynamics NASSCO on Vimeo. General Dynamics NASSCO welcomed the USS Higgins (DDG 76) into the dry dock on August 29, 2018, marking the 200th dry docking at NASSCO since 1983. NASSCO’s robust ship repair operation spans both coasts and is primarily conducted in four strategic U.S. ports: Bremerton, Washington; Read More >

NASSCO Shipyards Receive Safety Improvement Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) awarded General Dynamics NASSCO’s shipyards in Norfolk, Mayport and San Diego with the prestigious Excellence in Safety and Improvement in Safety awards. SCA, the national association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, honors companies annually with safety awards for enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and Read More >

General Dynamics NASSCO Begins Construction on Matson Containership

SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO has started construction on a Kanaloa-class containership for Matson Navigation Company, Inc., as part of a two-ship contract. The 870-foot-long, 3,500 TEU containership design provides the capability to transport containers, automobiles and rolling stock, including trailers. Using proven design standards, the design incorporates liquefied natural gas-capable main and auxiliary Read More >

General Dynamics NASSCO Christens USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams

SAN DIEGO – On Saturday, October 21, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening and naming ceremony for the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4). The ship’s namesake, Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, spoke at the ceremony, and his two daughters, Travie Ross and Tracie Ross, officially named and christened the Read More >