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Congratulations to our Master Shipbuilders!

Mas·ter Ship·build·er
ˈMastərˈ Shipˌbildər/ Noun

1. A shipbuilder at Newport News Shipbuilding who has been designing and building the greatest ships in the world for 40 or more consecutive years.

On Thursday, April 24, Newport News Shipbuilding honored 868 Master Shipbuilders at a special recognition dinner at the Hampton Convention Center. Included in those honorees were 200 new Master Shipbuilders, those who started their shipbuilding career in 1973.  There was special acknowledgement for 34 of the 868 men and women—shipbuilders who have been with Newport News Shipbuilding for 50 or more years.

Click the banner below to see a full list of the 868 men and women, whose combined service spreads across 36,880 years of shipbuilding.


Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With approximately $4 billion in revenues and more than 23,400 employees, we are the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States.

We build the most advanced ships in the world using our expertise in nuclear propulsion, naval design and manufacturing. We are currently building the new Ford-class aircraft carriers and Virginia class fast-attack submarines, and performing Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. We provide fleet services for our ships worldwide and, using our nuclear and manufacturing expertise, are expanding into Department of Energy and alternative energy ventures.

Founded as the Chesapeake Dry Dock and Construction Co. in 1886, Newport News Shipbuilding has built more than 800 ships, including both naval and commercial ships. Located in Newport News, Va., our facilities span more than 550 acres, strategically positioned in one of the great harbors of the East Coast.