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The Four Chaplains: The First Sunday of February

At 12:55 AM on February 3, 1943, a torpedo from German U-Boat 223 detonated on the starboard side and well below the waterline of the USTT Dorchester. The former coastal luxury passenger liner converted to troop transport, carrying 904 servicemen, civilian workers, and crew, sank in only 27 minutes, taking 672 souls to the bottom of the freezing North Atlantic. It was one of the worst shipboard disasters in US naval history.

The first Sunday of each February is designated Four Chaplains Sunday, commemorating the sacrificial service of Chaplains George Fox - a Methodist minister, Alexander Godd...


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