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Bath Ironworks Shipyard, Maine - May 7, 2011

Below are just a few of the many wonderful articles about the christening ceremony for DDG-112 Michael P. Murphy on Saturday, May 7, 2011.  One of the best, including photos, is at the first link below.



NYC Ladder 53 firefighters honor Navy SEAL

Newsday (subscription) - Emily Ngo - ‎22 minutes ago‎

Photo credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara | FDNY Lt. Tony Montaruli of Engine 53, Ladder 43 was on hand with other department members at the General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works in Bath Maine for the christening of the USS ...


Fallen Navy SEAL honored with warship

USA Today - Pat Wellenbach - ‎11 hours ago‎

BATH, Maine (AP) — The mother of a Navy SEAL killed in a firefight in Afghanistan christened a warship bearing her son's name on Saturday as the leader of US special forces said those who died that day would be comforted to know that al-Qaida leader ...


Mother of slain LI SEAL christens warship

Newsday (subscription) - Martin C. Evans - ‎15 hours ago‎

Photo credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara | Maureen Murphy, mother of Medal of Honor recipient and Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy, smashes a bottle of champagne across the bow of the DDG-112, a Arleigh Burke ...


"We can never repay, but must never ever forget," said Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, in front of more than 2,000 people at the shipyard.



Navy ship dedicated to fallen SEAL

CNN International - Susan Candiotti, Ross Levitt - ‎16 hours ago‎

Bath, Maine (CNN) -- Under clear, blue skies, a ship dedicated to fallen Medal of Honor recipient and Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy was christened Saturday by his mother, Maureen, at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. "I feel not only Michael's presence ...


Saturday ship-naming honors SEAL from LI

Newsday (subscription) - Martin C. Evans - ‎May 7, 2011‎

Photo credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara | The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer that will be named for Medal of Honor recipient and Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy. (May 6, 2011) The Navy will fulfill a promise ...


Ceremony honors Navy SEAL Michael Murphy

Newsday (subscription) - Martin C. Evans - ‎May 6, 2011‎

Photo credit: AP | An undated photo released by the US Navy of Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy, from Patchogue, NY, who was killed while leading a reconnaissance mission deep behind enemy lines in Afghanistan ...


USS Michael Murphy Christened

ShadowSpear Special Operations - Dominique M. Lasco - ‎2 hours ago‎

BATH, Maine – The Navy christened its newest guided-missile destroyer, Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy (DDG 112), during a morning ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine May 7. The new destroyer honors Medal of Honor ...


LI hero's name on warship

New York Post - Heather Haddon - ‎4 hours ago‎

A Long Island Navy SEAL who was killed in combat in Afghanistan was memorialized in Bath, Maine, yesterday with the christening of a ship in his name. The Navy guided-missile destroyer was bestowed with the name Lt. Michael ...


BIW ship honors fallen SEAL

Morning Sentinel - Emma Bouthillette - ‎12 hours ago‎

BATH -- As Maureen Murphy got ready to swing a bottle of champagne into the bow of the USS Michael Murphy, named for her son, the ship's sponsor thought one thing. "I wanted to do a good job. ...


Warship named in honor of fallen Navy SEAL

WGME - ‎16 hours ago‎

He was a Navy SEAL who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nearly six years ago, lieutenant Michael Murphy died fighting the Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan - sacrificing his own safety in an attempt to save his fellow SEALs. ...


Destroyer named for Navy SEAL

WCSH-TV - ‎16 hours ago‎

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Lt. Michael Murphy's heroism will forever be a part of military history. The latest DDG 112 Destroyer built at Bath Iron Works now carries Murphy's name. Lt. Murphy was leading a team of Navy SEALS searching for pro-Taliban ...


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