QE2’s Horn

Three Horns – Two Styles – One Error!

There is arguably no more beloved sound in recent maritime history than the sound of QE2’s horn. QE2 has three whistles. Two horns are mounted on her mast – one air and one electric powered. A third fog-horn is mounted on One Deck, at the forward end of the ship.

The QE2’s horn has a pretty distinctive sound owing to one of the two Mast horns being slightly out of tune. The resulting sound is a resonation that creates a eco-sound, making the QE2’s horn one of a kind. I explain this a bit more in the video below: