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:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

30 December 1943 A.D. USS BLUEFISH (SS-222) Sinks Japanese oiler ICHIYU MARU in the Java Sea: “All Hands: Rig for Dive and Silent Running”

30 December 1943 A.D.  USS BLUEFISH (SS-222) Sinks Japanese oiler ICHIYU MARU in the Java Sea:  “All Hands: Rig for Dive and Silent Running”

1920 - USS John D. Ford (DD 228) is commissioned. She serves in both the Atlantic and the Pacific during World War II and receives a Presidential Unit Citation, specifically honoring her "extraordinary heroism in action" during the Java Campaign, Jan. 23 V March 2, 1942 and four battle stars.

1943 - USS Bluefish (SS 222) sinks Japanese oiler Ichiyu Maru in the Java Sea.

1944 - USS Block Island (CVE 106) is commissioned, serving until decommissioned in 1954. Struck from the Navy list in 1959, ex-Block Island is sold to Kowa Koeki Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Naka, of Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo and scrapped a year later.

1944 - USS Razorback (SS 394) attacks a Japanese convoy going from Manila to Takao about 60 miles southeast of Formosa and sinks the destroyer Kuretake in the Bashi Channel. The Japanese cargo ships Brazil Maru and Oi Maru are also damaged during this attack.

1945 - USS Greenling (SS 213) attacks a Japanese convoy 180 miles northeast of Manus, Admiralty Islands and sinks Army cargo ship Hiteru Maru and damages cargo ship Ryufuku Maru while USS Thresher (SS 196) sinks the Japanese freighter Hachian Maru west of Mata Siri Island, off the southern tip of Borneo.

1959 - The first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS George Washington (SSBN-598), is commissioned.

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