Norfolk Naval Shipyard - On and Off Base Information

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Housing Information

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Housing and Information:

Norfolk & Virginia Beach Area Housing Guide

Location: The Norfolk Naval Shipyard is the nation's oldest continuously operating shipyard and one of the United States Navy's largest industrial facilities. Specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines also makes it the most multifaceted. Norfolk Naval Shipyard, sometimes called the Norfolk Navy Yard and abbreviated as NNSY, is a U.S. Navy facility located in Portsmouth, Virginia.

While NNSY can dry-dock, overhaul and repair any ship in the U.S. fleet, it can also perform any technical, fabrication, manufacturing and engineering work your organization might need accomplished. The shipyard's planners and shops are linked by state-of-the-art computer systems to permit computer-aided design (CAD) work, and automated information systems to provide quality services on time and within budget. In fact, NNSY is known for tackling jobs never before performed, and applying unique planning methods and work procedures through modern process improvements.

Currently, the shipyard is composed of several noncontiguous areas totaling 1,275 acres.

Population Served: Norfolk Naval Shipyard is home to approximately 300 naval officers, enlisted personnel and their family members. Norfolk Naval Shipyard employs approximately 9,500 Civilians.

Temporary Housing

Temporary Lodging - Navy Lodge and Navy Gateway Inns and Suites

Persons in PCS status are authorized 30 days in Temporary Lodging Facilities. Reservations can be made by calling the Navy Lodge at 1-800-NAVYINN or the Navy Gateway Inns and Suite at 1-877-628-9233. Reservations can also be made via the Internet. Several non-military affiliated hotels are available within a 2-mile radius of the Shipyard.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Housing: Currently military housing on Norfolk Naval Shipyard is not available. Many military families live off base in the area.

Base Location

Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Portsmouth, VA 23709

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