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Norfolk Naval Shipyard

USS West Virginia Departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Image from Official U.S. Navy Page

Welcome to Norfolk Naval Shipyard!

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, also commonly known as the Navy Yard, is one of the largest shipyards in the world, specializing in repairing, overhauling, and modernizing ships and submarines. It is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive industrial facility of the U.S. Navy.

Base Location

Official Site: Norfolk Naval Shipyard
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Norfolk, Virginia, between Portsmouth and Chesapeake, VA, along the Elizabeth River, a short distance upriver from its mouth at Hampton Roads. Other nearby communities include Suffolk, Carrollton, and Virginia Beach, VA.

Moving to Norfolk Naval Shipyard? Download the free ebook below to learn more about the area. 


Frequently Asked Questions about the Norfolk Naval Shipyard

1) What county is Norfolk in?

Norfolk is in Norfolk City County, a county equivalent area in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Norfolk City County covers nearly 250 square kilometers of land and water.

2) Where is Norfolk Naval Shipyard located?

Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Portsmouth, VA, and is the oldest and largest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy.

3) How big is Norfolk Naval Shipyard?

Norfolk Naval Shipyard encompasses about 800 acres.

4) What is there to do near Norfolk?

From beautiful beaches nearby (Ocean View Beach is an easy drive) to kid-friendly activities, shopping, and historic sites in the area, military members and their families won’t lack for outings. Other attractions nearby include Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg.

5) What is the zip code for Norfolk Naval Shipyard? 

The zip code for Norfolk Naval Shipyard is 23709. Nearby zip codes include 23701, 23702, 23705, and 23707. 

6) What is the BAH for Norfolk Naval Shipyard?  

BAH for Norfolk Naval Shipyard ranges from $2,049 for E-1  to $2,604 for E-9 with dependents and $2,289 for O-1 to $2,997 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info.


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Military Bases in the Hampton Roads Area


Arrival Lodging


The Navy Gateway Inns & Suites provides temporary lodging options for service members PCSing to Norfolk Naval Shipyard.


Navy Gateway Inns & Suites 


Norfolk Naval Shipyard

1579 Andrew St.

Portsmouth, Virginia, 23709



(757) 394-9165

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Housing

Military housing at Norfolk Naval Shipyard is privatized and provided by Lincoln Military Housing. They offer 10 neighborhoods scattered throughout the area on and off base. 


Lincoln Military Housing 

428 Ingram Loop

Norfolk, Virginia 23505



Navy Housing Service Center

Personnel Support Mall

Building SDA – 337

7924 14th Street

Norfolk, VA 23505-1217

 (757) 445-2835

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Off-Base Housing

View homes for sale and houses for rent near Norfolk Naval Shipyard.


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With 13 military installations in the Hampton Roads Area, the housing options are nearly endless, whether you’re looking for rural living or a city center. Some areas popular with military families include Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Newport News, and Chesapeake. The HRBT system (Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel) is crucial when calculating commutes as traffic regularly backs up at many bridges and tunnels of this coastal region. Consider budgeting extra time to trek across the bridge/tunnel system.

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BAH Information 

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed servicemembers compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


Norfolk Naval Shipyard is in Hampton Roads with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Norfolk Naval Shipyard BAH rates for zip code 23709:

  • E-1 with dependents: $2,049
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,545
  • E-9 with dependents: $2,604
  • E-9 without dependents: $2,319
  • O-1 with dependents: $2,289
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,830
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,997
  • O-7 without dependents: $2,559

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Area Weather and Climate


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Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy four distinct seasons are in luck with an assignment to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Local beaches and nature trails entertain residents throughout the year. Summers are hot and humid, but the area also gets a bit of snowfall during winter, so keep winter gear handy.

Norfolk Area Schools


Hampton Roads Counties Map from Hampton Chamber


Kids located on or near Norfolk Naval Shipyard will likely fall within Norfolk Public School District, Portsmouth Public School District, or Chesapeake Public School District


Those looking for private school education for their children, Private School Review is a great tool to help find the right fit for the family. Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Virginia Department of Education homeschool regulations.

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Support for Military and Families

The Hampton Roads region has a dense military population, ideal for military families looking for support of all kinds. From child care to employment resources, there’s a group nearby and ready to help you thrive. 


Those looking for employment nearby will find that Food Processing and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Software and IT, Shared Services, and Distribution and Logistics are among the largest industries in Hampton Roads. 


Family and Children

Education Opportunities 

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Base Address:

Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Portsmouth , 23709