Employees leave the 37th Street gate at lunchtime in 1905. NNS Photo Archive

Celebrating NNS’ 137th Anniversary

Published January 25, 2023

Saturday, Jan. 28, marks 137 years since Collis P. Huntington founded Newport News Shipbuilding. On that date in 1886, the Virginia General Assembly authorized a charter allowing what was then known as the Chesapeake Dry Dock and Construction Co. to purchase land, build a dry dock and begin building and repairing ships.