Now in its second century, the shipbuilders of General Dynamics Electric Boat have established the standard of excellence in the design, construction and life-cycle support of U.S. Navy submarines. In its position as industry leader, Electric Boat remains committed to advancing its technical strengths, while providing the business expertise to effectively manage the challenges of nuclear-submarine production. By applying an intensity of purpose to an unmatched level of shipbuilding expertise, Electric Boat's employees are confident of succeeding in this mission.
The company was established in New Jersey in 1899 to complete the world’s first practical submarine, the Holland, and has maintained a presence in Southeastern Connecticut since 1911 when it established an operation in Groton, Conn., to build diesel engines. Since launching the world’s first nuclear warship, the USS Nautilus, in 1954, Electric Boat has built most of the Navy’s nuclear submarines, and has designed 15 of 19 U.S. Navy nuclear submarine classes. Electric Boat has three primary sites – Groton and New London, Conn., and Quonset Point, R.I.
Due in great part to the commitment and standards of Electric Boat shipbuilders, in 2014 the U.S. Navy awarded the company a $17.6 billion contract for the construction of 10 additional Virginia-class submarines. The contract enables Electric Boat and its industry teammate, Newport News Shipbuilding, to proceed with the construction of two ships per year over a five-year period.