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, January 9, 2015

9 January 1942 A.D. USS POLLACK (SS-180) Sinks Jap Freighter TEIAN MARU, 40 Miles SW of Inubo Saki, Japan

9 January 1942 A.D.  USS POLLACK (SS-180) Sinks Jap Freighter TEIAN MARU, 40 Miles SW of Inubo Saki, Japan

(Yes, we are aware that many publication italicize ships’ names.  We operate, however, on a more modern practice inside and within the US Navy.  Ships’ names were always capitalized.)

1861 - The steamship Star of the West is fired on by Confederate troops from Morris Island and Fort Moultrie as she attempted to enter Charleston Harbor, S.C. These are the first pre-Confederate shots fired at a northern-based vessel.

1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service, (now the Military Sealift Command), is established to carry cargo during World War I.

1942 - Submarine USS Pollack (SS 180) sinks the Japanese freighter Teian Maru (ex-Yugoslav Tomislav) 40 miles south-southwest of Inubo Saki, Japan.

1945 - Amphibious ships from Task Force 7 land the Sixth Army on Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines. The troops are lightly opposed and the amphibious stage proceeds smoothly, yet the kamikaze presence is felt after sunset.

1959 - Non-strategic submarine Halibut (SSGN 587), launches. Redesignated an attack submarine in 1965, she serves until decommissioned in 1986.

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