USS JOHN FINN DDG 113
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.
February 28, 2017 About 300 crew members began the Crew Move Aboard (CMA) process and enjoyed their first meal aboard the John Finn.
April 12, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc. was awarded a $19,4 million contract for the accomplishment of Post Shakedown Availabilities (PSA) for DDG 113 and DDG 115 and includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $50,9 million. Work is expected to be completed by May 2018.
June 2, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn departed Pascagoula, Miss., for the last time en route to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where it will be commissioned on July 15.
June 8, PCU John Finn moored at Quay 6, Cruise Terminal in Port of Cartagena, Colombia, for a three-day liberty visit; Anchored off Colon, Panama, for a brief stop on June 12.
June 13, DDG 113 moored at Pier 2N on Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base, early Tuesday morning, for a routine port call after transited the Panama Canal.