NASSCO Awarded Contract to Build More Expeditionary Sea Base Ships for U.S. Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a contract to build up to three more Expeditionary Sea Base ships for the U.S. Navy. The contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, calls for the construction two ESBs for $1.08 billion at the company’s San Diego shipyard. It also includes an option for a third vessel that, if exercised, would bring the total contract … [Read more...]

NASSCO Dry Dock Containing Newbuild Military Sealift Command Ship Accidentally Floods

A dry dock containing a newbuild ship for the Military Sealift Command inadvertently flooded overnight at the General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego. The dry dock is supporting the construction of the future USNS Miguel Keith, a new Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) under construction for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. A statement from NASSCO obtained by … [Read more...]

NASSCO Launches One Unsexy Ship

https://vimeo.com/251556899 On Saturday General Dynamics NASSCO christened the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, a most unsexy but important US Navy ship.  The ship’s namesake, Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II, spoke at the ceremony. He is the last … [Read more...]

NASSCO Delivers Final ECO Class Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered the final ECO Class tanker constructed as part of an eight-tanker, dual-customer program. The MT Palmetto State was delivered to long-time NASSCO customer, American Petroleum Tankers (APT), during a signing ceremony held at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego on Wednesday. In 2013, NASSCO entered into agreements with two companies, APT … [Read more...]

NASSCO Launches Final ECO Class Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO has christened and launched the Palmetto State, the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at NASSCO. “What began nearly five years ago as a concept to design and build the Palmetto State and her sister ships involved nearly 4,000 individuals coming together for one common purpose,” said Kevin Graney, president of … [Read more...]