Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company was located in Kearny, New Jersey on the west bank of the Hackensack River, about three miles from today's Newark International Airport. A subsidiary of United States Steel, it was an important U.S. shipyard from 1917 until 1949.
The yard was built to produce large numbers of ocean-going cargo ships for the export of American steel, and to contribute to the U.S. war effort in World War I. It built many types of merchant ships and warships, but was particularly known for building destroyers. At the dawn of World War II, it was one of the country's five largest shipyards. It built many ships during the war, but was shut down permanently in 1949. The site is no longer identifiable, having been redeveloped for other industrial purposes.