Bureau of Ships

The Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair was established 31 August 1842 at the same time that the Naval Board of Commissioner went out of existence. On 5 July 1862, it was split into the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, and the Bureau of Construction and Repairs. In 1940, the Bureau of Construction and Repairs combined with the Bureau of Engineering to from the Bureau of Ships. Effective 1 May 1966, title was changed to Naval Ship System Command. The Naval Ship System Command and the Naval Ordnance Command combined 1 July 1974 to form the Naval Sea System Command.
 
1.
1842-1943
COMMO David Conner  
2.
1843-1844
Captain Beverly Kennon  
3.
1844-1847
COMMO Charles Morris  
4.
1847-1852
COMMO Charles W. Skinner  
5.
1852-1853
COMMO William B. Shubrick  
6.
1853-1853
CNC* Samuel Hartt  
7.
1853-1871
CNC John Lenthall  
8.
1872-1877
CC* Isaiah Hanscom  
9.
1878-1881
CC John W. Easby  
10.
1882-1893
CC Theodore D. Wilson  
11.
1894-1901
CC Philip Hichborn  
12.
1901-1903
CC Francis T. Bowles  
13.
1903-1910
CC Washington L. Capps  
14.
1910-1914
CC Richard M.Watt  
15.
1914-1922
RADM David W. Taylor  
16.
1922-1929
RADM John D. Beuret  
17.
1929-1932
RADM George H. Rock  
18.
1933-1937
RADM Emory S. Land  
19.
1937-1939
RADM William G. DuBose  
20.
1939-1940
RADM Alexander H. Van Keuren  
21.
1940-1942
RADM Samuel M. Robinson  
22.
1942-1942
RADM Alexander H. Van Keuren  
23.
1942-1946
VADM Edward L. Cochrane  
24.
1946-1949
VADM Earle W. Mills  
25.
1949-1951
RADM David H. Clark  
26.
1951-1953
RADM Homer N. Wallin  
27.
1953-1955
RADM Wilson D. Leggit Jr.  
28.
1955-1959
RADM Albert G. Mumma  
29.
1959-1963
RADM Ralph K. James  
30.
1963-1966
RADM William A. Brockett April 1963

Naval Ship System Command
31.
1966-1969
RADM Edward J. Fahy February 1966
32.
1969-1972
RADM Nathan Sonenshein July 1969
33.
1972-1976
RADM Robert C. Gooding July 1972

Naval Sea System Command
34.
1976-1980
VADM Clarence R. Bryan September 1976
35.
1980-1985
VADM Earl B. Fowler Jr. March 1980
36.
1985-1988
VADM William H. Rowden  
37.
1988-1991
VADM Peter M. Hekman, Jr. September 1988
38.
1991-1994
VADM Kenneth C. Malley  
39.
1994-1998
VADM George R. Sterner April 1994
40.
1998-2002
VADM George P. Nanos, Jr. May 1998
41.
2002-2005
VADM Philip M. Balisle June 2002
42.
2005-2008
VADM Paul E. Sullivan July 2005
43.
2008-
VADM Kevin M. McCoy June 2008

*CC - Chief Constructor
*CNC - Chief Naval Constructor