Large U.S. Shipbuilders


The shipbuilders listed in this section of ShipbuildingHistory.com operate (or used to operate) mid-sized to large shipyards, or groups of shipyards, building naval ships and submarines, oceangoing cargo ships, offshore drilling rigs and mid-sized vessels of high value and/or complexity.  In addition, they all have (or had) a significant record of performance, i.e., they were in business for more than a few years and built more than a few ships.  The first of the two groups in this table includes the two companies whose five shipyards collectively build all the Navy's big ships and submarines, and the eight companies whose 15 shipyards are fully developed in every sense but build ships that are somewhat smaller and a lot less expensive than those built by the "big two".  The second group in this table consists of 38 companies whose 60 shipyards are no longer in business but which, in my judgment, would be included in the first group if they were still around.

Parent Company

Shipyard Location State Most Recent Update

Active ShipbuilderS (10 COMPANIES OPERATING 20 SHIPYARDS)

Austal

Austal USA

Mobile AL Sep-16

Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Lockport

Lockport LA Jan-16

Bollinger Marine Fabricators (formerly McDermott SB)

Amelia LA

Edison Chouest Offshore

North American Shipbuilding

Larose LA Mar-16

La Ship (formerly North American Fabricators)

Houma LA

Gulf Ship

Gulfport MS

Tampa Ship (formerly Tampa Shipyards, Tampa Bay SB)

Tampa FL

Fincantieri USA

Bay Shipbuilding (formerly Christy Corp.)

Sturgeon Bay WI Dec-15

Marinette Marine

Marinette WI May-16

General Dynamics

Bath Iron Works Corporation

Bath ME May-16

Electric Boat Company

Groton CT Sep-15

NASSCO

San Diego CA Jan-16

Huntington Ingalls

Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News VA Sep-15

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Pascagoula MS May-16

Keppel O. & M.

AMFELS (formerly Marathon LeTourneau)

Brownsville TX Dec-14

Philly Shipyard

Philly SY (formerly Aker Phila., Kvaerner Phila., Philadelphia NSY)

Philadelphia PA Jan-16

Vigor Industrial

Vigor Seattle (formerly Todd Seattle)

Seattle WA Sep-15

VT Halter Marine

VTHM Pascagoula (formerly Halter Pascagoula)

Pascagoula MS Mar-16

VTHM Moss Point (formerly Halter Moss Point)

Moss Point MS

VTHM Escatawpa (formerly Moss Point Marine)

Escatawpa MS

INACTIVE ShipbuilderS (38 COMPANIES OPERATing 60 SHIPYARDS)

BAE Systems

ADDSCO (later Atlantic Marine Alabama, now BAE Systems Southeast - Alabama)

Mobile AL Sep-15

Dillingham Corp.

Albina Engine & Machine Works

Portland OR Sep-14

U.S. Steel Corp.

American Bridge

Ambridge PA Dec-14

The American Ship Building Company

AmShip Buffalo (formerly Buffalo Dry Dock)

Buffalo NY Aug-15

AmShip Chicago (formerly Chicago SB)

Chicago IL Aug-15

AmShip Cleveland (formerly Globe Iron Works)

Cleveland OH Aug-15

AmShip Detroit (formerly Detroit SB)

Detroit MI Aug-15

AmShip Lorain (formerly Cleveland SB)

Lorain OH Aug-15

AmShip Superior (formerly American Steel Barge and Superior SB)

Superior WI Aug-15

Avondale Industries

Avondale Shipyards

New Orleans LA Sep-14
Bender Shipbuilding

Bender Shipbuilding (now Signal Ship Repair)

Mobile AL Sep-14

Bethlehem Steel Corporation

Bethlehem Key Highway (formerly Baltimore DD & SB)

Baltimore MD Jan-17

Bethlehem Beaumont (formerly Pennsylvania SY)

Beaumont TX Jul-15

Bethlehem Elizabethport (formerly Crescent SY)

Elizabethport NJ Sep-14

Bethlehem Quincy (formerly Fore River SB, later GD Quincy)

Quincy and Squantum MA Oct-14

Bethlehem San Francisco (formerly Union Iron Works)

San Francisco and Alameda CA Oct-14

Bethlehem San Pedro (formerly Southwestern SB)

San Pedro CA Sep-14

Bethlehem Sparrows Point (formerly Maryland Steel)

Sparrows Point MD Oct-14

Bethlehem Staten Island (formerly Staten Island SB)

Staten Island NY Sep-14

Bethlehem Wilmington (formerly Harlan & Hollingsworth, later Dravo Wilmington)

Wilmington DE Sep-14

Butler Shipbuilders

Butler Shipbuilders, Inc. (formerly McDougall-Duluth)

Duluth MN Sep-14

Craig Shipbuilding

Toledo Shipbuilding (formerly Craig SB)

Toledo OH Aug-15

Long Beach Shipbuilding (formerly Craig SB)

Long Beach CA Jan-15

Cramp Shipbuilding

Cramp Shipbuilding

Philadelphia PA Sep-14

Defoe Shipbuilding

Defoe Shipbuilding (formerly Defoe Boat & Motor Works)

Bay City MI Sep-14

Delaware River Iron SB

Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding (Roach's Shipyard, formerly Reaney, Son & Archbold, later Merchant SB)

Chester PA Sep-14

Dravo Corporation

Dravo Pittsburgh - Self-Propelled Vessels

Pittsburgh PA Sep-14

Dravo Pittsburgh - Barges

Pittsburgh PA Jun-10

Dravo Wilmington (formerly Harlan & Hollingsworth, Bethlehem Wilmington)

Wilmington DE Sep-14

Federal Shipbuilding

Federal Shipbuilding Kearny

Kearny NJ Sep-14

Federal Shipbuilding Newark

Newark NJ

Great Lakes Engineering

Great Lakes Engineering Ashtabula

Ashtabula OH Sep-14

Great Lakes Engineering Ecorse

Ecorse MI

Great Lakes Engineering St. Clair

St. Clair MI

Gulf Shipbuilding

Gulf Shipbuilding (formerly Chickasaw SB, later Halter Chickasaw)

Chickasaw AL Sep-14

Ingalls Iron Works

Ingalls Iron Works

Decatur AL Sep-14

Lake Torpedo Boat

Lake Torpedo Boat Co.

Bridgeport CT May-10

Cameron International

LeTourneau Inc. (formerly Marathon LeTourneau)

Vicksburg MS Jul-16

Levingston Industries

Levingston Shipbuilding

Orange TX Mar-14

Gulfport Shipbuilding (formerly Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works)

Port Arthur TX Oct-13

Lockheed Shipbuilding

Lockheed Shipbuilding (formerly Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging)

Seattle WA Nov-13

Manitowoc Corp.

Manitowoc Shipbuilding

Manitowoc WI Sep-14

Marietta Mfg.

Marietta Manufacturing

Point Pleasant WV Oct-15

Maryland SB & DD

Maryland Shipbuilding & Dry Dock (formerly Globe SB)

Baltimore MD Sep-14

Merrill-Stevens SB

Merrill-Stevens Shipbuilding

Jacksonville FL Sep-14

Moore Dry Dock

Moore Dry Dock (formerly Moore SB)

Oakland CA Sep-14

New York Shipbuilding

New York Shipbuilding Company

Camden NJ Mar-14

Peterson Builders

Peterson Builders (formerly Peterson Boat Works)

Sturgeon Bay WI Oct-13

Pusey & Jones

Pusey & Jones

Wilmington DE Sep-14

Pack & Kahn

Seatrain Shipbuilding (formerly New York NSY)

Brooklyn NY Mar-14

Southern Shipbuilding

Southern Shipbuilding (formerly Canulette SB)

Slidell LA Mar-14

Sun Oil

Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company

Chester PA Mar-14

Tacoma Boatbuilding

Tacoma Boatbuilding

Tacoma WA Mar-14

Tampa Shipbuilding

Tampa Shipbuilding (TASCO)

Tampa FL Apr-13

Tampa Shipyards

Tampa Shipyards (later Tampa Bay Shipbuilding)

Tampa FL Sep-14

Todd Shipyards

Todd Galveston (formerly Gray's Iron Works)

Galveston TX Dec-15

Todd Houston (formerly Brown Shipbuilding)

Houston TX Dec-15

Todd Los Angeles (formerly Los Angeles Shipbuilding)

San Pedro CA Mar-14

Todd Tacoma (formerly Sea-Tac Shipbuilding)

Tacoma WA Aug-12

Welding Shipyards

Welding Shipyards

Norfolk VA Mar-14

Western Pipe & Steel

Western Pipe & Steel San Pedro

San Pedro CA Apr-12

Western Pipe & Steel South San Francisco

South San Fran. CA