The US Navy’s latest supercarrier, the USS George HW Bush, visited the UK recently on its maiden operational assignment after taking part in war games in the Western Approaches.
Measuring 1092ft and generating 260,000shp from twin nuclear reactors, CVN-77 carries 90 aircraft, 5700 crew and has a speed of at least 30 knots. She spent five days at anchor off Stokes Bay in the Solent as her draft prevented her from entering Portsmouth Harbour.
Whether needing to signal her presence at speed or sounding her intentions and salutes in harbour, the carrier needs a reliable and powerful whistle. Given Kahlenberg Industries’ long-standing relationship with the US Navy it is no surprise to see a Kahlenberg KPH-130 Piston Horn and accessories providing for USS George HW Bush’s sound signalling requirements.