Warship Named for Patchogue's Michael Murphy Heads to Sea

Destroyer left Maine shipyard Wednesday, reports Associated Press.

A destroyer named after Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue left the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine Wednesday heading into the open ocean, reports the Associated Press.

The destroyer, which was in May 2011, had gone back into the dry dock for additional work according to the Star Advertiser.

The 510-foot warship is reportedly going to be commissioned on Oct. 6 in New York City before traveling to the Pacific Ocean, where it will be stationed at Pearl Harbor.

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


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