Ingalls begins work on 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
by MBJ Staff
Published: September 12,2012
PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has started fabrication on the U.S. Navy’s next Aegis guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113).
The ship will be built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division and will be the 29th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Ingalls.
Bob Merchent, Ingalls’ vice president, surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard programs, said, “We have delivered 28 of these ships to the U.S. Navy, and our experienced and talented shipbuilders stand more than ready to produce new quality destroyers.”
The start of fabrication milestone signifies that 100 tons of steel have been cut for DDG 113. Ingalls uses robotic cutting machines to ensure the steel is cut and fabricated to exact Navy specifications.
John Finn 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), with start of fabrication scheduled for 2013.
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