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Old 4 November 2008, 05:55
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Naval alarm sound from WWII.

I'm trying to find the name of the naval alarm sound you hear in old WWII movies. It's a long whooop, whooooop whooop, usually when a British destroyer was in contact with the enemy. I don't think it's a GQ or battle stations alarm but what do I know being in Uncle Sam's Flying Circus?

5:58 you can hear it here. From my Google searches it was used in WWII by British destroyers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b2Bti5sSBE

Post on Uboat.net asking the same question with no joy.

http://www.uboat.net/forums/read.php?22,76417,76417

Anyone?

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Old 4 November 2008, 09:19
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A Klaxon?
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Old 4 November 2008, 11:24
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A Klaxon?
Different sound...
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Old 4 November 2008, 11:33
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I know the one he's talking about. It's a horn kind of sound, three rising tones.

Check this page:

http://policeinterceptor.com/navysounds.htm

I couldn't find it there, but didn't have time to check all the links.
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Old 4 November 2008, 11:34
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Why, you planning on playing it when Obama wins? :D
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Old 4 November 2008, 11:39
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Could it be a Carter Siren?
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Old 4 November 2008, 13:21
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A Klaxon?
The horn itself is called a Klaxon. However, the Klaxon horn can be manipulated to emit any sound the owner (U.S. Navy or HMS Navy) wishes to adjust to.
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Old 4 November 2008, 21:20
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In the US Navy, an alarm of 3 tones repeatedly is the collision alarm (nowadays it's 3 beeps, but I'm sure in the old days it was more of an "air horn" sound). Could be the same, who knows...
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Old 4 November 2008, 21:30
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Why, you planning on playing it when Obama wins? :D
Nah, I'm dating a kinkoid, weird sounds turn her loose. I figure this would go well as we round the turn headed for home. :D

On the alarm sound, I'm thinking it's a collision alert also but this is a British Naval deal from what I can find. Just trying to get an official word on the name and how it was used.

Thanks Husker for that link, I found a couple gooduns there. I edit video and those will work for a few sound drops.
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Old 4 November 2008, 22:10
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Do you just need the audio file?
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In all the movies I recall hearing this sound as the DE was making a hard turn and dropping depth charges on Japanese submarines.
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Old 5 November 2008, 13:13
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The horn itself is called a Klaxon. However, the Klaxon horn can be manipulated to emit any sound the owner (U.S. Navy or HMS Navy) wishes to adjust to.
Cass...remember the days on wooden ships with the cabin boy on the bow screaming port and starboard? Jus askin...
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Cass has probably "pitched the Devil" a time or two... I'll probably get banned for a year for that one... :D
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