Test of John Finn is first of three

Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has completed the first round of three sea trials for the guided missile destroyer John Finn (DDG 113).

The Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) ship spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the main propulsion system and other ship systems.

John Finn is Ingalls’ 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first destroyer built by Ingalls since the company delivered USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) in 2011.

Ingalls has delivered 28 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the U.S. Navy. Other destroyers under construction at Ingalls are Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) and Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121). Construction on Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2017.

DDG 113 is named in honor of the Navy’s first Medal of Honor recipient of World War II.

Sun Herald