The awesome power of American warship USS George HW Bush

Thousands of people have flocked to see the world's largest, and America's newest, warship off the coast of Stokes Bay.

Monday, 31st July 2017, 4:56 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:54 am
F18 Super Hornets on the flight deck of USS George H W Bush 



Picture: Mark Rutley
F18 Super Hornets on the flight deck of USS George H W Bush Picture: Mark Rutley

One of those lucky enough for a tour of USS George HW Bush was Mark Rutley from Fareham.

The 60-year-old took dozens of photographs of the grey Goliath. Here are a few.

A commander of USS George H W Bush shares a joke with visitors to the warship. Picture: Mark Rutley

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F18 Super Hornets swarm the flightdeck of USS George H W Bush in the Solent. Picture: Mark Rutley
A bronze bust of president George H W Bush, after whom the warship is named Picture: Mark Rutley
A commemorative plaque of George HW Bush Picture: Mark Rutley
The enormous stern of USS George H W Bush Picture: Mark Rutley
The impressive main bridge of USS George H W Bush Picture: Mark Rutley
A commander of USS George H W Bush shares a joke with visitors to the warship. Picture: Mark Rutley
F18 Super Hornets swarm the flightdeck of USS George H W Bush in the Solent. Picture: Mark Rutley
A bronze bust of president George H W Bush, after whom the warship is named Picture: Mark Rutley
A commemorative plaque of George HW Bush Picture: Mark Rutley
The enormous stern of USS George H W Bush Picture: Mark Rutley
The impressive main bridge of USS George H W Bush Picture: Mark Rutley