As previously reported, the USS Michael Murphy is docked at Pier 88 in Manhattan this week for its commissioning ceremony taking place Saturday morning.
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.
Patch will be uploading photos from a tour of the 510-foot warship given to reporters Thursday, but in the meantime the gallery above has several shots of the exterior of the ship.
The ship's commanding officer, Comdr. Thomas E. Schultz, and Maureen Murphy, Lt. Michael Murphy's mother and the ship's sponsor, were also onboard Thursday.
The ship's commissioning is taking place Saturday at Pier 88 at 10 a.m. The commissioning ceremony is invitation only, but the Navy plans to stream the event live on its website.
The boat will also be open to the public on Oct. 8 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., before it heads to its home port in Hawaii.
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