Matson Takes Delivery of First Kanaloa-Class ConRo

The largest con-ro ever built in the United States is getting ready to depart on its maiden voyage to Hawaii from the U.S. west coast. Matson took delivery of the MV Lurline from General Dynamics NASSCO on December 26. The vessel is the first of two “Kanaloa Class” combination container / roll-on, roll-off ships being built by NASSCO in San Diego at a total cost of $500 … [Read more...]

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 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...]