Updated: Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012, 12:49 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012, 12:49 PM EDT
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Ingalls Shipbuilding has started fabrication on the Navy's next Aegis guided missile destroyer, the John Finn (DDG 113), at its Pascagoula shipyard.
Huntington Ingalls Industries officials say the ship is the 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Ingalls.
John Finn is expected to be delivered to the Navy in the third quarter of 2016.
DDG 113 is named to honor John Finn, a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Finn, a chief aviation ordnance man, used a machine gun at the former Kanoehe Bay Naval Air Station to fire at Japanese aircraft for two hours during the attack. He remained on duty for 18 hours despite receiving as many as 21 wounds. He died in 2010.
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