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 5, 2014

December 1941 A.D. USS Lexington (CV-2) Sails with Task Force 12 to Midway

December 1941 A.D.  USS Lexington (CV-2) Sails with Task Force 12 to Midway

1813 - During the War of 1812, the frigate Congress captures the British brig Atlantic in the North Atlantic. Also on this date, USS President captures schooner Comet off New York.

1862 - During the Civil War, boats from the gunboat Mahaska and the converted tug General Putnam capture and destroy "several fine Confederate boats," a schooner and two sloops in branches of Severn River, Md., and bring back schooners Seven Brothers and Galena.

1941 - USS Lexington (CV-2) sails with Task Force 12 to ferry Marine aircraft to Midway, leaving no carriers at Pearl Harbor. Previously, on Nov. 28, USS Enterprise (CV-6) sails from Pearl Harbor for Wake Island to ferry Marine aircraft to island.

1943 - USS Narwhal (SS 167) embarks nine evacuees at Alubijid, Mascalar Bay and then sinks Japanese cargo ship Himeno Maru off Camiguin Island.

1944 - USS Hake (SS 256) evacuates downed aviators and turns over all supplies that can be spared to Filippino guerilla forces ashore at Libertad, Panay, Philippines

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