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:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

14 January 1944 A.D. A Big Day for the Subs—5 US Subs Sink 5 Japanese Vessels

14 January 1944 A.D.  A Big Day for the Subs—5 US Subs Sink 5 Japanese Vessels;  USS ALBACORE (SS-218) Drops SAZANAMI;  USS SCAMP (SS-277) Drops NIPPON MARU; USS GUARDFISH Deep-Sixes KENYO MARU; USS SEAWOLF (SS-197) Destroys YAMAZURU; USS SWORDFISH (SS-193) Scores Another One, Sinking YAMAKUNI MARU (< ---Bunch of mean American submariners)

1863 - Navy General Order 4, signed by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, announces the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, which is signed on Jan. 1, 1863.

1911 - Battleship Arkansas (BB 33) is launched. After service in two world wars, she is target ship for Bikini Atoll Atomic bomb tests.

1943 - USS Gudgeon (SS 211) lands six men, 2,000 pounds of equipment and supplies on Negros Island for first resupply mission for a submarine.

1944 - Five U.S. Navy submarines sink five different Japanese vessels in and around the Pacific Ocean. USS Albacore (SS 218) sinks Japanese destroyer Sazanami 300 miles off Yap; USS Scamp (SS 277) sinks the tanker Nippon Maru off Sorol Island; USS Guardfish (SS 217) sinks tanker Kenyo Maru southeast of Palau; USS Seawolf (SS 197) sinks tanker Yamazuru Maru off Okinawa, and USS Swordfish (SS 193) sinks transport Yamakuni Maru off Hachijo Jima.

1945 - USS Cobia (SS 245) sinks the Japanese minelayer Yurijima off the east coast of Malaya.

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