United States Navy Accepts Delivery of John Finn DDG Destroyer from Shipyard; Powered by GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines
John Finn (DDG 113) sails the Gulf of Mexico during Alpha sea trials in October (Photo by Lance Davis/HII). The ship is powered by GE’s LM2500 marine gas turbines (shown right).
EVENDALE, OHIO (December 19, 2016) -- The John Finn (DDG 113) destroyer was delivered to the United States Navy by Huntington Ingalls Industries on December 7, 2016, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Powered by GE’s Marine Solutions’ LM2500 marine gas turbines, the ship’s namesake helped shoot down Japanese warplanes during the attack and was the first Medal of Honor recipient of World War II.
"GE is proud that our LM2500 marine gas turbines power the first new construction Arleigh Burke-class ship to go to sea in over four years,” said Brien Bolsinger, GE Vice President, Marine Operations, Evendale, Ohio. “John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships. Our reliable LM2500 gas turbines will be used throughout this program to propel these new destroyers to speeds in excess of 30 knots.”
According to a U.S. Navy press release, John Finn recently completed successful testing that demonstrated a full power run, key communications, damage control and navigation systems as well as various hull, mechanical and electrical and propulsion applications.
To date, the U.S. Navy -- GE’s largest marine gas turbine customer -- has taken delivery of over 700 LM2500 engines operating aboard surface combatants such as frigates and destroyers. Worldwide, more than 1,400 GE gas turbines log over 14 million hours serving 35 navies on 500 naval ships for 100 military ship programs ranging from patrol boats and corvettes to frigates, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers.
GE’s marine gas turbine business is part of GE Aviation and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. GE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of marine propulsion products, systems and solutions including aeroderivative gas turbines ranging from 6,000 to 70,275 shaft horsepower/4.5 to 52 megawatts. These gas turbines reliably operate the world over in some of the most arduous conditions in temperatures ranging from -40 to 120oF/-40 to 48oC. For more information, visit ge.com/marine.