This three-part series is presented in partnership with the New York Council Navy League, with support from Huntington Ingalls Industries. These programs look at over two hundred years of naval shipbuilding at a variety of scales, from the hyper-local of Brooklyn to the present-day landscape of America’s shipbuilding industry. Part one examines shipbuilding at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from its founding in 1801 through the lead up to the Second World War. In part two, we look at the broader perspective of the 40+ shipyards that operated in New York Harbor during the war. And part three examines historical transformations in America’s shipbuilding industrial base from the end of the war through to the present day.
Part 1: Shipbuilding at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1801–1941
Part 2: Port at War: Shipbuilding in New York Harbor in World War II
Part 3: American Naval Shipbuilding from 1946 to Today