United States Navy

We are the home of the world’s largest navy base.  Naval Base Norfolk supports the United States Fleet Forces Command for operations in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean.  The Base occupies about four miles of waterfront and has eleven miles of pier and wharf space. The total land mass is 4,631 acres in the northwest corner of Norfolk at Sewells Point.  The Base supports 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars, and houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces.  There are more than 3,100 ships’ movements annually as they arrive and depart their berths.  Major warships home-ported here include:

Aircraft Carriers:

  1. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  2. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  3. USS George Washington (CVN-73)
  4. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
  5. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
  6. USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)


  1. USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55)
  2. USS San Jacinto (CG-56)
  3. USS Normandy (CG-60)
  4. USS Monterey (CG-61)
  5. USS Anzio (CG-68)
  6. USS Vella Gulf (CG-72)


  1. USS Norfolk (SSN-714) (decommissioned in 2014)
  2. USS Helena (SSN 725)
  3. USS Newport News (SSN-750)
  4. USS Albany (SSN-753)
  5. USS Scranton (SSN-756)
  6. USS Boise (SSN-764)
  7. USS John Warner (SSN-785)

Amphibious Assault Vessels:  7

Guided Missile Destroyers:  20

Military Sealift Command Vessels:  14