Located on scenic San Diego Bay, NASSCO is the largest new construction shipyard on the West Coast. NASSCO has been building large ships for commercial customers and the U.S. Navy since 1960. Over the last four decades, NASSCO has delivered over 110 ships to the world's fleets -- 58 ships to commercial customers, becoming America's leading commercial shipbuilder during this period; and 56 auxiliary and support ships for the U.S. Navy. These have included oil tankers, ferries, containerships, and oceanographic research ships for commercial customers; and hospital ships, fast combat support ships, tank landing ships, and roll-on/roll-off ships for the United States Navy. NASSCO currently has contracts to build 14 T-AKE dry cargo/ammunition ships for the U.S. Navy and nine U.S. Jones Act product tankers for U.S. Shipping Partners. Because of its location, expertise and full-service capabilities, the Navy relies on NASSCO as a repair facility for its Pacific Fleet ships.
November 02, 2015