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4 days B&W

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  1. JoeM

    JoeM New Member

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    I’m a civilian and currently writing a WW2 book and some of the navy terms I cannot tell what they mean. This would be from 1943-1946

    What does this phrase mean?
    4 Days B&W?

    At first I thought maybe no bread and water for 4 days but would seem harsh. Any ideas?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    He got ONLY bread and water for four days. YOu don't ... poop again for a while after that.
     
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    Wow got it — thanks
     
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    B&W is the next step up from confinement to the brig. On shore they might add hard labor. I know a guy who got B&W for swinging at Chief Petty Officer while drunk.
     
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    When I was assigned to the brig in Puerto Rico a guy tried to commit suicide by bread. He rolled bread up real tight and let it dry out. When he had a couple of pounds he choked it down and chased it with lots of water. Failed, the stomach is stronger than wet bread.
     
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    Most of deck logs I see they got punishment for b and W for being drunk while on liberty on USS Missouri. About ten people got it
     
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    There would have been extenuating circumstances, like having to be brought back by the Shore Patrol or dragged home by his shipmates. On a ship wit over a thousand men 10 Drunk & Disorderly men is pretty respectable.
     

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