Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Friday, December 19, 2014

19 December 1941 A.D. U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1942 Graduates 6 Months Early Due to WWII

19 December 1941 A.D.  U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1942 Graduates 6 Months Early Due to WWII

1870 - After a month at sea in a 22-foot boat, Coxswain William Halford, the lone survivor of five, reaches Hawaii to seek help for crew of the side-wheel steamer Saginaw, wrecked near Midway Island. Rescuers reach the 88 Saginaw survivors Jan. 4, 1871.

1941 - The U.S. Naval Academy class of 1942 graduates six months early due to the national emergency.

1943 - USS Grayback (SS 208) sinks the Japanese destroyer Numakaze, which attacked Grayback the previous day, 50 miles east-northeast of Naha, Okinawa.

1944 - USS Redfish (SS 395) sinks the Japanese carrier Unryu 200 nautical miles southeast of Shanghai, China. In the course of this engagement, Redfish is damaged and terminates her patrol early.

1944 - PB4Y-1s (VPB 104) attack a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea and sink transport Shinfuku Maru.

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