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About Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Washington D. C.

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard and abbreviated as NNSY, is a U.S. Navy facility in Portsmouth, Virginia, for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navy's ships. It is the oldest and largest industrial facility that belongs to the U.S. Navy as well as the most multifaceted. Located on the Elizabeth River, the yard is just a short distance upriver from its mouth at Hampton Roads. It was established as Gosport Shipyard in 1767. Destroyed during the American Revolutionary War, it was rebuilt and became home to the first operational drydock in the United States in the 1820s. Changing hands during the American Civil War, it served the Confederate States Navy until it was again destroyed in 1862, when it was given its current name. The shipyard was again rebuilt, and has continued operation through the present day.

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  • Nice place to work. But 1,014 in toll a year hurts the pocket

  • 50 people to do 3 peoples work

  • My boyfriend works there and loves the opportunities it has brought him

  • NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD in Portsmouth, Virginia, is one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines. It's the oldest and largest industrial facility that belongs to the U.S. Navy and it's also the most multifaceted. NNSY follows the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program and has been a Star site since 2006.

  • Jobs lost in shipyard effect the whole area business wise.. shipyard is a great place to work that's where i got my start 93 but ,cant be depend on to many layoff... Va house's an apartments aren't cheap ! weather is great.. traffic is horrible!

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