General Dynamics NASSCO has been designing and building ships since 1959, specializing in auxiliary and support ships for the U.S. Navy and oil tankers and dry cargo carriers for commercial markets. Located in San Diego, California, NASSCO employs about 4,100 people and is the only major ship construction yard on the West Coast of the United States.
General Dynamics NASSCO is one of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 90,000 people worldwide.
The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available at www.generaldynamics.com.
You are invited to explore this web site to learn more about the commercial and military shipbuilding and repair capabilities of NASSCO.
NASSCO operates a separate ship repair organization within its larger new construction and design shipyard that is capable of responding quickly to commercial ship owners' needs and schedules. NASSCO is qualified to service any commercial vessel on the West Coast of the United States. The company can supply all of the labor, materials and expertise required to support the full spectrum of commercial customers' needs, including periodic maintenance, scheduled repairs, emergency repairs, overhaul and major structural modifications.
Our 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')