BATH — Thousands turned out for the christening of the Michael Murphy today.

The DDG 112 is the 34th Arleigh Burke Class Guided-Missile Destroyer to be built at Bath Iron Works and the 62nd ship of its class. It is a little more than 509 feet long and weighs 9,200 tons.

The warship is named for Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL who died in a battle against Taliban guerrillas in the mountains of Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. Murphy, of Patchogue, N.Y., received the Medal of Honor for his service to the country. He would have turned 35 today.

Members of Murphy’s family were present for today’s ceremonies, including his mother, Maureen, who was the ship’s sponsor. Gov. Paul LePage, Sen. Olympia Snow, R-Maine, and U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree spoke along with other officials during the ceremony, which lasted about an hour and a half.