Surface Ship Support Center (SSSC)

BIW Life Cycle Services

Main Office:
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
46 Church Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: (207) 443-3311

Full Service Support Operations

One of our most important jobs as a Navy Shipbuilder is to keep our customer’s ships at sea longer and at less cost. Our Surface Ship Support Center is the hub of our life cycle support activities. The key to its success is a talented pool of BIW men and women who learned their skills while working for the DDG planning yards, in new construction, during Post Shakedown Availabilities, or performing engineering work for Fleet Services.

As well as the core personnel at SSSC in Brunswick, ME, we have offices in major Navy homeports:

  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Mayport, Florida
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • San Diego, California
  • Everett, Washington
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Yokosuka, Japan
  • Rota, Spain

You can find details on how to contact those offices here.

Here are some basic sub-categories of life cycle support we offer:

  • Engineering and Design
  • Material Fabrication
  • Material Procurement/Kitting
  • Availability Planning and Execution Support
  • On-site Design and Logistics Support
  • Class Configuration Management
  • Data Management
  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Emergent support to Fleet and Deploying Battle Groups


We’ve been in this business for over a century, and we know that many spare part requirements are time critical. We’re determined that you’ll get the correct item at the right price, and in a timely manner. We will ensure that parts and equipment supplied to you meet all the spec design and material requirements, and that they’re QA-inspected prior to shipment.

We stock over 50,000 separate parts, and we source 75,000 other items for specific shipboard construction and support requirements. Over 12,000 conform to National Stock Numbers. In addition to durable goods, BIW provides technical service worldwide for the Fleet’s scheduled or emergency needs.

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SSSC Portal

Please note that access to the Surface Ship Support Center portal is restricted to valid Navy users and DoD contractors. If you wish to gain access to the portal, please fill out the application.