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Warship Named for Patchogue's Michael Murphy Arrives in New York

Ship's commissioning to take place at Pier 88 on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.

A destroyer named after Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue arrived Friday morning into New York Harbor for its commissioning next week, reports Newsday.

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

The destroyer, which was previously christened in May 2011, recently left a shipyard in Maine after going back into the dry dock for additional work.

The ship's commissioning is taking place Oct. 6 at Pier 88 in Manhattan at 10 a.m. The commissioning ceremony is invitation only, but the Navy plans to stream the event live on its website.

The 510-foot warship is intended to be stationed at Pearl Harbor. The ship is reported to be open to the public at Pier 88 on Oct. 2, 3 and 8 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Source: Newsday (Subscription)

PJ Shea October 05, 2012 at 12:31 PM
The residents of Patchogue must be proud of their fallen Son, Michael Murphy! God bless Michael and his Family! Thank you Sailor and may you rest in peace! PJ Shea Bloomington, Indiana
Stuart Godwin October 06, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I'm trying to find the live stream. Can someone help me out. Please ??
Stuart Godwin October 06, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I'm trying to find the live stream. Can someone help me out please ??

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