USS JOHN FINN DDG 113
The John Finn (DDG 113) is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named for John William Finn (1909-2010), a sailor who, as a chief petty officer, received the the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
June 15, 2011 Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $783,6 million fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 113 construction.
November 4, 2013 The keel authentication ceremony for DDG 113 was held at Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
March 28, 2015 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard South Wharf.
May 2, PCU John Finn was christened during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Stavridis, the wife of Adm. James G. Stavridis (Ret.), served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Micheal K. Wagner is the prospective commanding officer.
August 29, 2016 The John Finn departed Ingalls shipyard for the first time to conduct Builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico; Returned on Aug. 31; Underway for Bravo trials from Oct. 24-26; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from Nov. 2-3.
December 7, U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn during a short ceremony on board the ship at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf.
February 28, 2017 About 300 crew members began the Crew Move Aboard (CMA) process and enjoyed their first meal aboard the John Finn.
April 12, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc. was awarded a $19,4 million contract for the accomplishment of Post Shakedown Availabilities (PSA) for DDG 113 and DDG 115 and includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $50,9 million. Work is expected to be completed by May 2018.
June 2, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Finn departed Pascagoula, Miss., for the last time; Moored at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a brief stop to refuel on June 5.
June 8, PCU John Finn moored at Quay 6, Cruise Terminal in Port of Cartagena, Colombia, for a three-day liberty visit; Anchored off Colon, Panama, for a brief stop on June 12.
June 13, DDG 113 moored at Pier 2N on Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base, early Tuesday morning, for a routine port call after transited the Panama Canal.
June 26, The John Finn moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 on its homeport of Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, Calif., for the first time; Moved to Berth 6, Pier 3 on June 2?; Underway en route to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on July 5.
July 10, PCU John Finn moored at Wharf K10 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an eight-day port call in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.
July 15, USS John Finn was commissioned during a 10 a.m. HST ceremony in Pearl Harbor.
July 2?, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 on Naval Base San Diego; Moored at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island for a brief stop to onload ammunition before underway on Aug. 9; Returned home on Aug. 1?; Underway again on Aug. 21.
August 22, The John Finn moored at Wharf 311 on Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., for a two-day ammo onload; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 12 in Naval Base San Diego on Aug. 24; Underway again from Aug. 2?-31.
September 15, USS John Finn moored at Berth 1, Pier 10 on Naval Base San Diego after a 10-day underway for Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT); Underway again on Sept. 18; Brief stop at Bravo Pier before returned home on Sept. 22.
October 4, DDG 113 moored at Berth 1, Pier 10 on Naval Base San Diego after a two-day underway off the coast of southern California; Underway again from Oct. 10-13.
October 20, The John Finn moored at Berth 2, Pier 13 on Naval Base San Diego after a four-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) with the INSURV on Nov. 9; Underway again from Nov. 16-1? and Dec. 8; Brief stop at Naval Base San Diego on Dec. 9.
December 9, USS John Finn moored at Wharf 311 on NWS Seal Beach for a five-day ammo offload; Returned home on Dec. 14.
February ?, 2018 USS John Finn entered the Pride of California Dry Dock at the BAE Systems shipyard; Undocked and moored pierside at BAE Systems on March ?; Moved "dead-stick" to Berth 6, Pier 8 in Naval Base San Diego on April 30.
May 25, Cmdr. Courtney M. Minetree relieved Cmdr. Micheal K. Wagner as CO of the John Finn during a change-of-command ceremony at Pier 8.
June 22, USS John Finn moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway for sea trials, following a five-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Returned home on June 26.
August 3, The John Finn moored at Berth 2, Pier 7 on Naval Base San Diego after a three-day underway off the coast of southern California; Underway for towing exercise (TOWEX) and test firing (PACFIRE) from Aug. 6-9; Underway in support of the Japan's AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) testing, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands, on Aug. 20.
August 26, USS John Finn moored at Pier M2 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an 11-day port call; Moored at Wharf B24 from Sept. 13-18; Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7), while underway approximately 50 n.m. south of Oahu, on Sept. 19.
September 20, The John Finn moored at Wharf B24 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a one-day port call; Moored at Wharf B24 again on Sept. 22; Moved to Wharf B25 for a brief stop before moored at Wharf W1, Naval Magazine Lualualei for ammo onload on Oct. 18; Departed Pearl Harbor on Thursday afternoon.
October 26, USS John Finn, located west of Hawaii, fired and guided an SM-3 Block IIA missile that successfully intercepted the medium-range ballistic missile, launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands, Kauai, as part of Flight Test Missile (FTM) 45; Moored at Wharf B25 from Oct. 27-30.
November 5, The John Finn moored at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island for a brief stop before moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 on Naval Base San Diego.
December 11, USS John Finn moored at Berth 5, Pier 8 on Naval Base San Diego after a week-long underway in the SOCAL Op. Area.