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U.S. Navy Warship USS Michael Murphy to visit Barbados on maiden voyage

U.S. Navy Warship USS Michael Murphy visited Barbados on maiden voyage

Barbados will be the very first port of call for the U.S. Navy’s newest warship, the USS Michael Murphy, which is set to arrive here on Tuesday on its maiden voyage.

While the USS Michael Murphy is here, her sailors will take part in public outreach events including land clearance and area beautification at the Boscobelle Primary School and delivering gifts to children at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The 510-foot Arleigh-Burke class destroyer is a multi-mission, guided-missile vessel designed to operate in multi-threat air, surface and sub-surface threat environments. 

The boat is named in honor of the late Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy who was posthumously awarded the U.S. military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor for his actions as leader of a Navy SEAL team in Afghanistan.  Lt. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War.

Interested parties can follow the USS Michael Murphy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USSMichaelMurphy.