Located on San Diego Bay, NASSCO is the largest new construction shipyard on the West Coast and a big employer in San Diego. NASSCO has been building large ships for commercial customers and the U.S. Navy since 1960.

Over the last four decades, NASSCO has delivered over 110 ships to the world's fleets -- 58 ships to commercial customers, becoming America's leading commercial shipbuilder during this period; and 56 auxiliary and support ships for the U.S. Navy.


Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Very informative. I did not know that there was still much ship manufacturing in the U.S., and one usually thinks of the Gulf Coast as the location of ship building, not California.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow it is huge!
Dear Nancy, many thanks for this interesting post!
When Cezar and I visited NYC (2007) we looked for the "Intrepid" ( aircraft carrier )but unfortunately it was out in a shipyard somewhere!Cezar became very disapointed...
Kind Regards

Anonymous said...

That is an impressive array of ships and a lot of people who live in your area must work there. I hope it doesn't suffer the same fate as the rest of the country during this Depression.

Thanks for the visit.

Marie-Noyale said...

On the 2nd picture the bat is very impressive!!
As Abe mentions there must be a lot of people working in that fild in the area.

Gattina said...

Very interesting infos and impressive photo !
BTW my main blog is Writer Cramps. Thanks for your comment on Countries & Cities.

Vogon Poet said...

The second photo is great: that is a T-AKE, or better two of them.