The yard produced one flush-deck destroyer, Tillman, then after pause, 21 more destroyers, ramping up production gradually in the 1930s beginning with Sterett and Roe. The yard produced one Benson-class ship, Hilary P. Jones, then seven Gleaves-class destroyers, the last of which was a second Tillman. There followed three of the six Fletchers initially fitted with a float plane catapult—Pringle, Stanly and Stevens—and finally seven square-bridge ships of the class.
After the cold war, the Navy turned over the facility to a local redevelopment authority, which in 1996 leased the yard to Detyens Shipyards, Inc. In 2009, the yard restored Laffey, in need of a complete replacement of her bottom following years on display as a museum ship at nearby Patriot’s Point.
Operations continue today.