In 1999 he made it to the top of the submarine tree by being appointed as Flag Officer Submarines, the head of the submarine service.
Not satisfied with just submarines, he was also sent to command two frigates, HMS Boxer 1986-88 – which included service in the Gulf during the Afghanistan/Iraq tanker war – and HMS Norfolk where he was lucky enough to be the first Royal Navy ship in 22 years to visit Cape Town in 1994 after the boycott due to apartheid was finally ended............................
He continues his connections with the Services as President of The Submariners Association, as a trustee of The British Forces Foundation, and as President of the Royal Navy Benevolent Society to Officers and Association of Royal Navy Officers. He is also Chairman of the Peter Society, promoting Sir frank Richardson.~~~
Married to Nicola, with one son, he enjoys golf, canal boating, and classic cars.''
STEPHEN MURPHY IS NOT MARRIED TO ANYONE CALLED NICOLA, HE DOESN'T HAVE A SON AND WELL, is retired with nothing to do with the ROYAL NAVY !!