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USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG-112)

CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid June 18 2010 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works Shipyard in Bath, Maine.
Christened May 7 2011 at Bath, Maine.
Commissioned October 6 2012 at New York.
Active unit of the U.S. Fleet.
Homeported at Pearl Harbor, HI

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071001-N-0000X-001. Navy file photo of SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, from Patchogue, N.Y. Murphy was killed by enemy forces during a reconnaissance mission, Operation Red Wing, June 28, 2005, while leading a four-man team tasked with finding a key Taliban leader in the mountainous terrain near Asadabad, Afghanistan. The team came under fire from a much larger enemy force with superior tactical position. Murphy knowingly left his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters and was mortally wounded while exposing himself to enemy fire. While being shot and shot at, Murphy provided his units location and requested immediate support for his element. He returned to his cover position to continue the fight until finally succumbing to his wounds. U.S. Navy photo.Tony Cowart/Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 167kMichael Murphy's Medal of Honor Certificate.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 35kMichael Murphy's grave site.Ron Reeves
Monsoor 80k050628-N-0000X-002. SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, from Patchogue, N.Y. Murphy was killed by enemy forces during a reconnaissance mission, Operation Red Wing, June 28, 2005, while leading a four-man team tasked with finding a key Taliban leader in the mountainous terrain near Asadabad, Afghanistan. The team came under fire from a much larger enemy force with superior tactical position. Murphy knowingly left his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters and was mortally wounded while exposing himself to enemy fire. While being shot and shot at, Murphy provided his units location and requested immediate support for his element. He returned to his cover position to continue the fight until finally succumbing to his wounds. U.S. Navy photo.Ron Reeves/Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 192k080507-N-5549O-287. Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, May 7 2007, The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter hugs Maureen Murphy, the mother of Navy (SEAL) Lt. Michael Murphy after announcing the name of the next guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) during a dedication ceremony for Navy (SEAL) Lt. Michael Murphy. Michael Murphy's hometown of Patchogue, N.Y. held a dedication ceremony memorializing a park bearing Murphy's name. Maureen Murphy will be the ship's sponser. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'BrienNavSource
Murphy 58kA photo illustration of the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112). The ship will be named after Lt. Michael P. Murphy (Sea, Air, Land) who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat in Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. U.S. Navy Photo Illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay Chu.Tony Cowart
Murphy 138k071022-N-5025C-001. Photo Illustration commemorating the Medal of Honor presented posthumously to Lt. Michael P. Murphy (Sea, Air, Land). U.S. Navy Illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay Chu.Bill Gonyo
Murphy 206k080507-N-UH963-339. Patchogue, NY, May 7 2008, Maureen Murphy, second from right, the mother of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Navy Lt. Michael Murphy, cuts the ribbon for a park named for her son during the ceremony. During that ceremony, The Honorable US Secretary of the Navy Dr. Donald C. Winter, right, announced that the next guided-missile destroyer would be named USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Lt. Murphy, a Navy SEAL, was killed in action in Afghanistan June 28, 2005. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 211k080507-N-4245W-125. Patchoque, NY, May 7 2008, the parents of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, listen to a benediction prayer during a ceremony outside the Michael P. Murphy Post Office. The ceremony, held on Murphy's birthday, recognized his heroic actions during Operation Red Wing, and included the unveiling of a Purple Heart monument outside the post office. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan and will have the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) named in his honor. US Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Wendy Wyman.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 189kSix images taken during the Keel Laying of the Murphy on June 18 2010 at Bath Iron Works.Scott Koen
Murphy 138kAs above.Scott Koen
Murphy 113kAs above.Scott Koen
Murphy 152kAs above.Scott Koen
Murphy 139kAs above.Scott Koen
Murphy 101kBath, Maine, June 18 2010, Maureen Murphy, left, and Edwin Bard inscribe the signatures of Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy's family on an iron plate during a dedication ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112).Bill Gonyo
Murphy 174k110223-N-FZB612-014. Bath, Maine, February 23 2011, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead poses for a photo in front of the keel of the guided-missile destroyer Michael Murphy during a visit to Bath Iron Works. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 136kCover of the Christening pamphlet, May 7 2011.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 170kThe Christening ceremony, May 7 2011.Ron Reeves
Murphy 268kThe Christening ceremony, May 7 2011.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 114k110507-N-ZB612-182. Bath, Maine, May 7 2011, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, left, and Adm. Eric Olson, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, attend the christening of the 62nd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112) in Bath, Maine. U.S. Navy photos Chief Mass Communication Specialist Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst.Tony Cowart
Murphy 100k110507-N-KK330-184. Bath, Maine, May 7 2011, sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112) hold the Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Lt. Michael Murphy (SEAL) during the ship's christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in June 2005. He was the first Sailor awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 25kUSS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG-112) departing Bath Iron Works for final sea trials on Tuesday 6 March.Ron Reeves
Murphy 158k9 views of the USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) on sea trials.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 142kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 74kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 51kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 158kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 186kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 94kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 142kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 140kAs above.Scott Koen and www.ussmichaelmurphy.org
Murphy 138k121001-G-TG089-038. New York, October 1 2012, the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112) makes its way through New York Harbor in preparation for its commissioning Oct. 6. The new destroyer honors the late Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy, a New York native, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.Tony Cowart
Murphy 141k121001-N-ZZ999-301. New York, October 1 2012, the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrives on the west side of Manhattan enroute to pier 88, for her Oct. 6 commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 216k121006-N-AC887-001. New York, October 6 2012, Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, stands with Ship's Sponsor, Maureen Murphy, during the commissioning ceremony for guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Mutphy's son, Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers.Ron Reeves
Murphy 184k121006-N-WL435-383. New York, October 6 2012, the ship's officers and crew man the ship during the commissioning ceremony of the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Murphy is named after Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient who posthumously received the nation's highest military honor for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor.Ron Reeves
Murphy 124k121006-N-AC887-004. New York, October 6 2012, Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, looks on as Boatwain's Mate 1st Class Justin Boon pipes the order to man the ship during the commissioning ceremony for guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers.Ron Reeves
Murphy 40kCover of the Commissioning phamplet, October 6 2012.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 109kCommissioning in New York October 6 2012.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 124kCommissioning in New York October 6 2012.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 128k131217-N-ZY812-001. Pearl Harbor, December 17 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) is moored pierside during the annual Pearl Harbor Festival of Lights. The guided missile destroyer was named after Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy, a Medal of Honor recipient, who was killed in action in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan in June, 2005. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Joshua Flanagan.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 237k140129-N-ZY812-004. Pacific Ocean, January 29 2014, a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade approaches the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). Michael Murphy was underway participating in training exercise KOA KAI off the Hawaiian Islands. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Joshua A. Flanagan.Robert M. Cieri
Murphy 194kShip's patch.Robert M. Cieri

USS MICHAEL MURPHY DDG-112 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Thomas E. Schultz    Oct 6 2012 - May 23 2013
CDR Corey James Turner    May 23 2013 - present 

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Facebook video of the Christening Ceremony
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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