VIDEO: Future USS John Finn completes acceptance trials

Future USS John Finn Future USS John Finn Huntington Ingalls Industries

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 — Naval Sea Systems Command reports that the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) successfully completed acceptance trials and returned to Pascagoula, MS, Nov. 3.

During acceptance trials, the ship and its crew performed a series of demonstrations for review by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).

The tests were conducted pier-side and while underway to ensure successful and functional operation of all the ship's onboard systems including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and propulsion applications. Completion of the trial process is a significant milestone in delivering a critical warfighting capability to the Fleet.

John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships. Also in production at Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula are future destroyers Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert Black (DDG 119) and Frank E. Petersen Jr (DDG 121). Two additional destroyers are under contract as part of the five-ship multi-year procurement for FY13-17. Another seven Arleigh Burke class destroyers are either under construction or contract at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.

"This has been an extremely rigorous set of trials, and I am confident that we will deliver a highly capable warfighting platform to our Sailors and the fleet," said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office Ships. "John Finn's performance as the first restart ship has been exemplary, and we're looking forward to maintaining that high quality of construction and performance as we continue to build and deliver Arleigh Burke destroyers."

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