QE2’s Whistle

The voice of a legend

There is arguably no more beloved sound in maritime history than the sound of QE2’s horn.

QE2 has three whistles. Two are mounted on her mast while the third, a fog-horn, is mounted on One Deck at the forward end of the ship.

These whistles sound a distinctive voice instantly recognisable as QE2’s. The ship’s horn resonates through the bodies of those people standing both aboard and ashore, and caused much excitement when sounded.