BATH, Maine (AP) - The last of the Navy's original run of Arleigh Burke destroyers is heading out to sea.
The Michael Murphy leaves Bath Iron Works on Wednesday following a ceremony at Maine Maritime Museum and will be commissioned Oct. 6 in New York City. Its homeport will be Pearl Harbor.
The Murphy is named for a Medal of Honor recipient from New York's Long Island who led a four-member SEAL team against overwhelming odds in a gun battle in Afghanistan. Only one if the SEALs survived.
The Murphy is the 34th Burke-class destroyer built in Bath and was supposed to be the last before construction of a new class of stealthy destroyers. The Navy has since decided to build more Burkes at Bath and at the Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi.
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