Since 1886, the ships built at Newport News Shipbuilding, like the American Shipbuilders who built them, have served our nation in peace and war, in times of adversity and times of abundance. HII’s legacy of “Always Good Ships” includes the design, construction, overhaul and repair of hundreds of ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial customers.
Today, NNS, a division of HII, is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines, leveraging our unique expertise in nuclear propulsion, naval design and manufacturing. NNS provides fleet services for our ships worldwide.
In 1938, Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation was founded by Robert Ingersoll Ingalls Sr. (1882–1951), on the East Bank of the Pascagoula River in Mississippi. It started out building commercial ships until the 1950s, when Ingalls started bidding on Navy work.
Today, Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of HII, has pioneered the development and production of technologically advanced, highly capable warships for the surface Navy fleet, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and foreign and commercial customers.