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US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer

US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer 9 December, 2016

The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7.

John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships.  Destroyer provides increased capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare.

Compared with Arleigh Burke's the "Flight IIA Arleigh Burke" ships have several new features. Among the changes are the addition of two hangars for antisubmarine warfare (ASW) helicopters, and a new, longer Mark 45 Mod 4 5-inch/62-caliber naval gun.

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