Certified Master Ship Repair (MSR) Contractor

America’s Finest Ship Repair & Reconditioning Center


HII Technical Solutions’ San Diego Shipyard, known for many years as Continental Maritime San Diego (CMSD), is a Certified Master Ship Repair (MSR) Contractor for the U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command.

Our craftsmen are skilled in the arts of shipfitting and welding, pipefitting, machinery, repair, marine electrical repair and installation, sheet metal repair and fabrication, boiler repair, and preservation (blast and paint). Our experienced staff includes many military veterans, who have served on the ships they now service. These ships are at the core of our National Security and deserve detailed craftsmanship from one of the nation’s finest repair and modernization facilities.

HII’s San Diego Shipyard is a VPP Star worksite. Our Quality System complies with the requirements of the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command Standard Items ANSI/ASQC Q9002 and is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. Welding Procedures, Welder Performance Qualifications, and Nondestructive Testing are certified to the requirements of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and American Welding Society (AWS).


  • Inside and Outside Machinery Repair, Machine Shop, Electrical and Electrical Shop, Metal Fabrication, Pipe Fabrication, Boiler Repair and Rigging Shop
  • Outside Work Areas for Large Equipment or Structural Repair, Assembly and Fabrication
  • Perform Industrial Repair, Fabrication, Installation, Paint, Insulation, Rigging and Crane Services
  • Commercial and MIL-SPEC Marine Coatings — SSPC QP-1
  • Certified Coating Inspection – NACE Level III
  • ABS and NAVSEA Certified Weld Procedures and Welders
  • NAVSEA Certified Weld Inspection
  • Nondestructive Testing: VT, MT and PT
  • Tank Cleaning, Bilge Cleaning, Waste Water Hauling, Hazardous Material and Industrial Waste Containment and Collection

  • Piping System Flushing and Solvent Cleaning, CHT and Boiler Hydro-Blasting 3,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs.
  • Installation and Repair of all Marine (Shipboard) equipment.



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Electrical and Electronic

• Motor & Generator Repair
• Transformer Repair
• Winding Varnish Tank 3 ft. x 3 ft. x 6 ft.
• Winding Testing
– AC and DC Hipot
– Surge Comparison
• In-place Vibration Analysis
• Dynamic Balancing to 2000 lbs. x 80 in.
• Diameter x 48 in. Between Journals
• Circuit Breaker Repair & Test
• Motor Controllers
• Voltage Regulators
• Power Conversion 60Hz to 400Hz
• AC/DC Power Supplies
• Alarms & Sensors
• Intercommunication Equipment
• In-place Temperature & Pressure Calibration
– Sensors
– Transducers
– Control Switches
• Cathodic Protection
• Cable Assembly & Connectorization


In-place & shop Troubleshooting, repair/overhaul of the following:

  • Valves & Valve Operating Systems
  • Pumps & Pump Testing
  • Precision Alignment
  • Diesel Engines & Components
  • Steam Turbines & Components
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Propeller Repair
  • Machining
  • Boring
  • Cutting
  • Broaching
  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • Vertical Mill to 36 in. x 48 in.
  • Overhead Cranes

Pipe Fabrication and Boiler Repair

Certified Welding Processes
• Materials
– Steel
– Stainless Steel
– Aluminum
– Copper Nickel
• Brazing Copper Nickel & Bronze
• Pipe Bending Thru 6′ Schedule 80
• Hand & Automatic Threading Machines
• All Boiler Repair & Hydro
• Heat Exchanger & Cooler Repair & Tube Replacement

Metal Fabrication/Sheetmetal

• Certified Welding Processes
– Shielded Metal Arc Welding SMAW)
– Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
– Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
– Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
• Materials
• Ferrous
– Stainless Steel
– Steel
– HY-80/100
– High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA)
• Nonferrous
– Aluminum (including 5xxx)
– Copper Nickel
• Metal Forming and Cutting
– Brakes to 400-Ton
– Shear to ½ in. x 12 ft.
– Iron Worker to 100-Ton
• Fabrication
– Counter Tops
– Foundations
– Tanks
– Ladders
– Ventilation Ducting (watertight and non-watertight)
• HVAC System Testing/Balancing Habitability
• High Pressure Laminate
• Stainless Steel
• Bulkheads
– Metal Joiner
– Honeycomb
– Sanitary Space Partitions
– Shower Stalls
– Lavatory Units
– False Overhead Systems
– NOMEX False Decking


• Coating and Abrasive Blasting
• SSPC- QP 1 Certified
• Certified C-7 Blasters
• Certified C-12 and C-14 Painters
• NACE Level 3 Coating Inspectors
• NBPI Coating Inspectors
• Polymer Coating Certified
• Certified Plural Component
• Plural Component Spray
• Abrasive Blast Equipment
• Spray Conventional, Airless
• Inside Blast Booth 18′ x 39′
• Inside Spray Booth 16′ x 39′
• Outside Blast Area 40′ x 120′

Rigging, Crane, and Other Services

• Cranes from 14-1/2 Ton Hydraulic w/ 85-ft. Boom to
90-Ton w/ 200-ft. Boom
• Dynamometer Testing to 50-Ton
• Anchor Chain Testing
• Cable Reeling Machine
• Wire Rope Assembly
– Fabrication
– NICO Press Tooling
– Socket Pouring
– Testing