The awesome power of American warship USS George HW Bush

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

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

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

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

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

F18 Super Hornets swarm the flightdeck of USS George H W Bush in the Solent.'     '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 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

A commemorative plaque of George HW Bush ''Picture: Mark Rutley

The enormous stern of USS George H W 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

The impressive main bridge of USS George H W Bush''Picture: Mark Rutley