Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula delivered the Arleigh Burke–class guided missile destroyer John Finn (DDG 113) to the U.S. Navy on Wednesday, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The official transfer of the ship took place during a signing ceremony at 7:38 a.m. in commemoration of the time the attacks began Dec. 7, 1941.
Finn, the ship’s namesake, helped shoot down Japanese warplanes during the attack even though he was wounded. He was the first Medal of Honor recipient of World War II.
“Our shipbuilders are patriots who take pride in each and every one of the ships we build at Ingalls,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. He said Finn fought valiantly, and it is an honor for the Pascagoula shipbuilders to build the Finn.
Ingalls has delivered 28 Arleigh Burke–class destroyers to the Navy and has four under construction.