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Navy opens new destroyer docked in NY for tours


The Michael Murphy, the last of the U.S. Navy's original run of Arleigh Burke destroyers, heads down the Kennebec River off of Phippsburg, Maine, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP)

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 Long Island.

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 New York City 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.