Newport News Shipbuilding

Type   Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Newport News, Virginia, United States

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Ships Constructed at Newport News Shipbuilding

Ship NameYard NoSlip/Drydock NoOrderedLaid DownLaunchedCompleted
Archer18 Nov 1941
Houston7 Sep 192917 Jun 1930
Texas17 Apr 191118 May 191218 Mar 1914
Pennsylvania27 Oct 191316 Mar 191512 Jun 1916
Augusta2 Jul 19281 Feb 193030 Jan 1931
Yorktown (Yorktown-class)21 May 19344 Apr 193630 Sep 1937
Hornet (Yorktown-class)25 Sep 193914 Dec 194020 Oct 1941
Indiana20 Nov 193921 Nov 194130 Apr 1942
Essex28 Apr 194131 Jul 194231 Dec 1942
Yorktown (Essex-class)1 Dec 194121 Jan 194315 Apr 1943
Intrepid1 Dec 194126 Apr 194316 Aug 1943
Hornet (Essex-class)3 Aug 194230 Aug 194329 Nov 1943
Franklin7 Dec 194214 Oct 194331 Jan 1944
Ticonderoga1 Feb 19437 Feb 19448 May 1944
Randolph10 May 194329 Jun 19449 Oct 1944


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Newport News Shipbuilding Timeline

28 Apr 1941 The USS Essex keel was laid at Newport News, Virginia, United States, the first of the Essex-class aircraft carriers.

Photographs

Bow of the carrier Ticonderoga on the ways shortly before launching at Newport News, Virginia, United States, Jan 1944. Note the twin gun tubs on the bow that gave rise to the so-called Long-Hull Essex-class.




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Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Newport News, Virginia, United States
Lat/Long 36.9921, -76.4451
Newport News Shipbuilding Photo Gallery
Bow of the carrier Ticonderoga on the ways shortly before launching at Newport News, Virginia, United States, Jan 1944. Note the twin gun tubs on the bow that gave rise to the so-called Long-Hull Essex-class.




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