USS MICHAEL MURPHY DDG 112
The Michael Murphy (DDG 112) is the 62nd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The ship is named for Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.
May 7, 2011 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Michael Murphy was christened during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Ms. Maureen Murphy served as sponsor of the ship named for her late son. Cmdr. Thomas E. Shultz is the prospective commanding officer; The ship was launched for the first time on May 8.
March 9, 2012 The Michael Murphy successfully completed a combined builder’s and acceptance "Super Trial" after a four-day underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
May 4, U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the Pre-Commissioning Unit Michael Murphy from General Dynamics during a ceremony at Bath Iron Works shipyard.
September 5, The guided-missile destroyer departed Bath, Maine, for the last time; Inport Naval Station Newport, R.I., from Sept. 7-27?; Moored at Homeport Pier on Staten Island on Sept. 28.
October 1, PCU Michael Murphy moored at Manhattan's Pier 88 in New York City, N.Y. The ship will held an "Open House" on Tuesday, Wednesday and also on Oct. 8.
October 6, USS Michael Murphy was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony in New York City.
October 16, DDG 112 pulled into Bridgetown, Barbados, for a scheduled port visit. The ship departed New York on Oct. 9.
November 7, The Michael Murphy arrived in Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for a week-long training availability.
November 21, USS Michael Murphy arrived in its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
January 28, 2013 The guided-missile destroyer departed Pearl Harbor for a routine training; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on Feb. 15.
February 27, DDG 112 is curently underway for a Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) in the Hawaiian Op. Area; Returned home on March 29.
May 23, Cmdr. Corey J. Turner relieved Cmdr. Thomas E. Shultz as CO of the Michael Murphy.
January 25, 2014 The Michael Murphy departed Pearl Harbor for a six-day underway to participate in integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1.
March 1, USS Michael Murphy is currently underway northeast of Hawaii for recovery operations of the HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509); Returned home on March 4.
May 7, The Michael Murphy is currently underway off the coast of southern California in support of the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) ARG and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG's Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of opposition forces.
May 12, USS Michael Murphy moored at Deperm Pier on NSB Point Loma in San Diego for a three-day magnetic deperming.
July 7, DDG 112 departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in at-sea phase of a multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.
September 19, Cmdr. Todd E. Hutchison relieved Cmdr. Corey J. Turner as the 3rd CO of Michael Murphy during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Pearl Harbor.
October 20, USS Michael Murphy, with an embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 Det. 4, departed homeport for its maiden western Pacific deployment.
November 8, The Michael Murphy recently pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a scheduled port visit after conducting operations with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific and the western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, in support of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) in the region.
November 21, USS Michael Murphy moored at Sepangaar Naval Base for a goodwill port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the FS Vendemiaire (F734) on Nov. 28.
December 22, The guided-missile destroyer anchored in Makham Bay for a five-day liberty port visit to Phuket, Thailand.
January 22, 2015 USS Michael Murphy moored at Berth 5, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a week-long upkeep.
February 25, DDG 112 moored at Newport Terminal in Mokpo, Republic of Korea, for a two-day port call.
March 4, USS Michael Murphy moored at Pyeongtaek Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a four-day visit before participating in annual joint exercise Foal Eagle from March 8-11; Inport Sasebo, Japan, from March 12-14.
March 19, The Michael Murphy moored at Sierra Wharf in Apra Harbor for a four-day port call before participating in annual Multi-Sail exercise, southwest of Guam, with the USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Sampson (DDG 102), JS Yudachi (DD 103), JS Makinami (DD 112) and JS Atago (DDG 177); Inport Apra Harbor again from March 27-29.
April 24, USS Michael Murphy moored at Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong for a four-day port visit.
May 21, USS Michael Murphy moored at Bravo 22 Wharf in Pearl Harbor following a seven-month deployment.
July 30, The Michael Murphy recently moored at Pier B13 and commenced a Selected Restricited Availability (SRA); Moored at Pier Mike 3 on Nov. ?; Underway for sea trials from Dec. 17-18.
January 20, 2016 DDG 112 recently moored at Wharf W4 on Naval Magazine Lualualei, West Loch, for ammo onload; Underway for local operations on Jan. 21; Moored at Berth B17 on Jan. 22; Underway for routine traning on Feb. 29; Moored at Pier M3 on March 4; Underway again from March 7-11.
March 18, Cmdr. Robert A. Heely, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Todd E. Hutchison as CO of the USS Michael Murphy during a change-of-command ceremony at Pier M3.
March 31, USS Michael Murphy moored at Pier B16 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a two-day underway for routine training; Underway again on May 23; Moored at Wharf B23 on May 27; Emergency sortied in support of MEDEVAC for USS Shoup (DDG 86) from June 17-19.
June 24, The Michael Murphy moored at Wharf B25 after a four-day underway in the Hawaiian Op. Area.
June 27, USS Michael Murphy moored at Wharf W4, Naval Magazine Lualualei for a four-day ammo onload before underway to the SOCAL Op. Area; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 7 in Naval Base San Diego from July 8-19.
July 19, DDG 112 moored at Berth 1, Pier 3 on late Tuesday evening after a brief underway off the coast of San Diego; Underway for Group Sail, with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG, on July 25; Arrived off the coast of Oahu on Aug. 16; Moored at Wharf B23 on Aug. 18.
August 22, The Michael Murphy moored at Wharf W2, Naval Magazine Lualualei for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway for routine training; Moored at Pier B15 on Aug. 26; Underway again on Sept. 20; Moored at Wharf B25 on Sept. 21; Day-long underway for INSURV assessment on Sept. 27; Underway again from Oct. 3-?.
October 20, USS Michael Murphy departed Pearl Harbor for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), off the coast of southern California.
November 1, The Michael Murphy moored at Berth 6, Pier 2 on Naval Base San Diego for a three-day port call to conduct emergent repairs; Moored at Pier B18 in Pearl Harbor on Nov. 25.