Founded in 1916 by D.R. Dunlap.

Anchored in safety, quality & the pursuit of excellence.

 Alabama Shipyard is a full-service shipyard providing maintenance, repair, overhaul, conversion (MROC) and shipbreaking services to government and commercial clients.



Our facility offers unhindered access for ships trading in and around the Caribbean & Gulf Coast region and our highly skilled, multi-disciplined workforce specializes in quality workmanship. Alabama Shipyard is a deep-water shipyard with no "air draft" restrictions.  Our facility has easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and is dredged to accommodate deep draft vessels.  With one of the biggest dry docks in the US, we are your source for quality ship and rig repair work.


Alabama Shipyard is one of the largest Dry Dock facilities in Mobile, Alabama.  Situated on Pinto Island alongside the Mobile River, our facility has direct access to Mobile Bay with no "air draft" restrictions for ship and rig repair.

Alabama Shipyard specializes in ship maintenance & repair, overhaul, dry-docking, conversion, recycling and dismantlement services for the domestic and international commercial markets.



Our rigorous safety and environmentally-conscious business practices make us the premier facility of choice in the region. Safety is at the heart of our business and is priority one in all that we do. Our steadfast commitment to safety has resulted in our being recognized as an industry leader with one of the best safety records in the industry. We are always seeking new, innovative ways to improve upon our safe working conditions. Our progressive environmental programs achieve high productivity and at the same time, propel us forward allowing us to continue to set the standard for a safe workplace. Our keen environmental awareness, well-honed ship repair methodologies, and comprehensive compliance programs are exceptional and stand ready to meet your needs while maintaining superior safety standards.

2022 AEU SAFETY AWARD Version 2


Our Quality Management System has been certified by ABS Quality Evaluations!  We conform to the requirements as set forth by ISO 9001:2015. Our certification is effective thru 2023.

ISO 9001

Dry Dock Alabama

Alabama Shipyard is one of the largest floating dry docks in the US and is conveniently located on the Gulf Coast. We provide dry-docking services for larger ships trading in and around the Gulf of Mexico region.  With its 46,400 ton capacity and wingwall cranes, it is an impressive dry-dock.

  • Accommodates ships up to Cape size
  • Normal maximum draft over 6 feet keel blocks is 32 feet (9.75 m.)
  • Two 35 metric-ton wingwall cranes
  • Multi-crafted workforce and experienced dry dock crews are available around the clock

Dimensions and Capacity:

  • Overall 787.4 ft. (240 m.)
  • Clear width between fenders 164.1 ft. (50 m.)
  • Lifting capacity: 46,400 LT