The Honorable John Lewis Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that we hear Congressman John Lewis has passed away. The shipbuilders of NASSCO will ensure his legacy will live on in the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the US. Navy’s first John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler and the lead ship of her class.

General Dynamics NASSCO and Matson Christen ‘Matsonia’

SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2020 — General Dynamics NASSCO and Matson, Inc., christened the second of two Kanaloa-class vessels, the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (“con-ro”) ships ever built in the United States, in a ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The new vessel was christened Read More >

General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Lead Ship of Matson Kanaloa-class

SAN DIEGO – On December 26, General Dynamics NASSCO delivered Lurline, the lead ship of the two-vessel Kanaloa-class, built for Honolulu-based shipping and logistics company, Matson. Lurline is the largest combination containership/roll-on, roll-off (“ConRo”) vessel constructed in the United States. The 870-foot-long, 3,500 TEU Lurline provides the capability to transport containers, automobiles, trailers and rolling Read More >

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 >