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Navy opens USS Michael Murphy docked in NY for tours

U.S. Navy sailors man the rails of the

U.S. Navy sailors man the rails of the guided-missile destroyer pre-commissioned USS Michael Murphy as it travels the Kennebec River en route to its commissioning ceremony in Manhattan scheduled for Oct. 6. (Sept. 5, 2012) Credit: AP/U.S. Navy

The Navy has scheduled several days of public tours of a new destroyer that will be commissioned in New York next week in honor of a hero SEAL from Patchogue.

The USS Michael Murphy is named for the Medal of Honor recipient who was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan in June 2005. Murphy's family will attend the formal commissioning on Oct. 6 in Manhattan.

It arrives in Manhattan on Friday.

The public can tour it on Staten Island on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

It moves to Pier 88 in Manhattan and will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as Oct. 8.

People should wear comfortable closed-toed shoes and limit items carried aboard. A government-issued photo ID is required for everyone over 18.

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