DDG 113
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The John Finn (DDG 113) is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named for John William Finn (1909-2010), a sailor who, as a chief petty officer, received the the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

June 15, 2011 Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $783,6 million fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 113 construction.

November 4, 2013 The keel authentication ceremony for DDG 113 was held at Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

March 28, 2015 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.

May 2, PCU John Finn was christened during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Stavridis, the wife of Adm. James G. Stavridis (Ret.), served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Micheal K. Wagner is the prospective commanding officer.

August 29, 2016 The John Finn departed Ingalls shipyard for the first time to conduct Builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico; Returned on Aug. 31; Underway for Bravo trials from Oct. 24-26; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from Nov. 2-3.

December 7, U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn during a short ceremony on board the ship at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf.