Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DDG 113 keel authenticated

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding held a keel authentication ceremony Monday morning for the destroyer John Finn (DDG 113). The $783.5 million ship will be the 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Ingalls. DDG 113, which is now about 20 percent complete, is expected to be delivered to the Navy in the third quarter of 2016. Ingalls also has a contract to build a 30th destroyer, Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). Fabrication started in September. (Source: Mississippi Press, 11/04/13)