USS Murphy (DD 603)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||16 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||19 May 1941|
|Launched||29 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Jul 1942|
|End service||9 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 9 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Murphy (DD 603)
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|1||Lcmdr Leonard Scott Bailey, USNR||23 Jul 1942||11 Feb 1944|
|2||Royal Alan Wolverton, USN||11 Feb 1944||28 Jan 1945|
|3||Bernard Adrian Smith, USN||28 Jan 1945||1 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Murphy include:
Benson Class not a Bristol
21 Oct 1943
USS Murphy was rammed off New York by the tanker Bulkoil. The forward section of the ship sank, taking 36 officers and men with it. The stern section was towed to the New York Navy yard where a new forward section was fitted. In all the repairs took some 7 months.