Rhoads maintains two layberth piers with deep water access for short and long-term needs. The Piers have access to all the necessary utilities and equipment for supporting a full range of hull, mechanical and electrical ship repair projects. Both piers are more than 850 ft. in length and can accommodate even the largest vessels. Layberth services are available 24/7 and arrangements can be made on short notice, including potable water, shore power, provisioning, and crew transfer. Rhoads also features one of the largest, all-concrete and granite-faced graving docks in the U.S. which can support a wide variety of U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, and MARAD vessels.

repair / Major overhaul

Able and prepared for the most challenging assignments, Rhoads rapid mobilization, vessel repair services and crane-served facilities run the gamut from heavy steel assembly and fabrication, roll form and fit up to 1” and process piping fabrication to electrical services and pipe and valve repair. Our full service graving dock is capable of the most complex overhauls and repairs. We offer full service coatings capabilities, and ABS welding capabilities. The Rhoads shipyard repair force includes seasoned welders, fitters and riggers, all of whom have executed a wide variety of complex ship repair projects, from extensive in-water hull repairs to routine dry-docking of ships, tugs, and barges, all in accordance with the highest quality and regulatory standards.


Located at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Rhoads occupies some of the most capable ship maintenance facilities in the eastern U.S., serving U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, MARAD, and other Commercial and Government enterprises, with ship repair and maintenance services. We support long-term fleet maintenance contracts, preventative maintenance scheduling, and general upkeep services. Rhoads provides the highest quality work, competitive pricing and maritime industry certifications.


The capabilities of Rhoads’ Building 57 have added a major new component capability to the Rhoads shipyard. With the addition of 300,000 square feet of enclosed fabrication space, as well as a 200-ton bridge crane capacity, Rhoads shipyard has the capability of constructing offshore supply vessels, barges, and other small auxiliary vessels, completely inside of one of the largest steel fabrication facilities in the U.S.

general metal component Fabrication

Rhoads has established a solid reputation for quality and on-time delivery of major ship components and heavy steel fabrications. At any given time, Rhoads Building 57 at the Navy Yard is host to a variety of large metal fabrication projects, for a variety of our customers. Working hand-in-hand with inspectors of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Rhoads’ certified craftsmen have reliably produced the major structural components for more than fourteen ships Aker liquid and dry cargo vessels during the past seven years.

Project & Contract Management

Certified Project Managers are available for onsite and offsite project management, project engineering and contract management engagements. Trained and certified in the latest project management processes, including Microsoft Project® software, Rhoads’ supervisors and management personnel are Maritime Project Management experts. PM oversite begins with the estimating process and continues on a daily and weekly basis throughout the project, until conclusion.  Clients are provided with detailed project schedules, along with continuous documentation of progress to the project conclusion.

U.S. NAVY & Government work

As a result of Rhoads shipyard’s proximity to U.S. Navy facilities and activities, including Naval Sea Systems Command’s Surface Ship Engineering Station (NAVSSES) Division and the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Rhoads has developed extensive experience with the dismantling of Ticonderoga Class Aegis Cruisers (CG’s) as well as O.H. Perry Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFG’s) through two major projects extending over four years. Through this work, Rhoads has supported important Navy initiatives, including supplying major replacement components to both U.S. Navy and allied nations operating U.S.-built warships, in particular, the Perry-class FFG’s.  Rhoads has also supported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) dredging program for the Delaware River and Bay, supplying just-in-time repair services to the USACE Dredge McFarland, located just downriver from the Rhoads’ shipyard. All of Rhoads’ work for government customers has received high-ratings for quality and on-time performance.


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