Photos: USS Michael Murphy Commissioning Ceremony

Highlights from Saturday's commissioning ceremony.

The Navy's newest warship, the USS Michael Murphy, named after Patchogue's Lt. Michael Murphy, was commissioned Saturday morning in a ceremony held at Pier 88 in Manhattan.

Watch the Navy's full broadcast of the commissioning of the USS Michael Murphy here.

The ship, which is scheduled to begin heading to its home port in Hawaii, will house 290 crew members who ran onto the ship for duty shortly after it was officially commissioned.

Lt. Michael Murphy, of Patchogue, was a part of a four-member SEAL team, and was shot on June 29, 2005 while on duty. Murphy has been posthumously honored with the ship, numerous awards, a film and even a workout named after him.

Browse the photo gallery above for highlights from the ceremony. Check back to Patch for more photos of the interior of the USS Michael Murphy.

Also Check Out:

VIDEO: USS Michael Murphy Commissioning Ceremony

Photos: USS Michael Murphy Docked At Pier 88

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Mary Glander October 08, 2012 at 11:07 PM


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