HII to Christen US Navy’s New Destroyer DDG 113

Huntington Ingalls Industries will christen the US Navy’s future destroyer John Finn (DDG 113) on Saturday, May 2.

The christening ceremony for the company’s 29th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer will be held at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.

DDG 113 is named John Finn after the first Medal of Honor recipient of World War II. Finn received the honor for machine-gunning Japanese warplanes for over two hours during the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor despite being shot in the foot and shoulder and suffering numerous shrapnel wounds. He retired as a lieutenant after 30 years of service and died at age 100 in 2010.

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Naval Today Staff, Image: HII