Maritime Construction: Military Vessels
There are approximately 40 shipyards in the United States that are currently performing maritime construction and building vessels of 140 feet or longer. These vessels range from super-large oceangoing ships such as cargo ships and oil tankers to smaller vessels such as workboats and commercial fishing vessels.
However, the majority of American shipyards focus on the maritime construction of vessels measuring 700 feet or less, such as military vessels.
The United States government periodically calls upon civilian shipyards for the maritime construction of military vessels such as U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats and various naval vessels including cruisers, destroyers and many more.
While there are a number of shipyards that design and build government/military vessels, one such maritime construction company that stands out is LEEVAC Shipyards – located in Jennings, Louisiana with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. With the capabilities to design, manufacture and launch vessels up to 700 feet in length, LEEVAC is a full-service shipyard that features state-of-the-art facilities, the latest technology, steel fabrication and highly skilled craftsmen. Founded in 1913, LEEVAC offers a century of experience and proven expertise and has served virtually every aspect of the commercial maritime industry – building vessels to international specifications that have been deployed worldwide.