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Lt. Michael Murphy
USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) is the 62nd
ship of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
She is named for Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy (1976–2005).
Her contract was awarded on 13 September 2002 to the Bath Iron Works and
Vice Admiral John Morgan, the first commanding officer of Arleigh Burke,
made the first cut of steel.
DDG-112 was named Michael Murphy by Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter on 7 May 2008
and her keel was laid down on 18 June 2010.
The ship was christened on 7 May 2011, Murphy's birthday,
by her sponsor Maureen Murphy, Murphy's mother.
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