Which ship horns are these?

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Which ship horns are these?

Postby Habes » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:27 pm

Hello, I was wondering if somebody could help me identify the horns located on the Great Lakes vessel James R. Barker’s pilothouse. This horn set has two horns, with one having a higher pitch and the other having a very low pitch (creating a classic foghorn-like sound when sounded together). Other ships such as the Mesabi Miner, George A. Stinson and (possibly) the Stewart J. Cort have also had this set of horns, but typically only the Barker sounds them together today. I have attached a picture of the horns below as well as a link to a video in which they are sounded. I know that a page detailing these horns was posted on the previous Horn and Whistle Board website, but I am unable to access it now. Thank you to anyone who can help!

James R. Barker Horns.png

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Re: Which ship horns are these?

Postby railgeek » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:49 pm

They are Kockums Tyfon units of some sort. Not sure of the hz values.
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