Almirante Brown Antarctic Base – Argentina’s Abandoned Research Station

Almirante Brown Antarctic Base was an Argentine research centre located in Paradise Bay. In 1984 the base was burnt to the ground and abandoned for a period of time. It has since been rebuilt but is now only used in the summer season.

This is it’s listing at PolarConservation.org –

History: Named after Admiral Guillermo Brown, the father of the Argentine Navy. Opened on 6th April 1951.

 

Location: Proa point, Sanavirón peninsula, Paradise Bay, Danco Coast, San Martin Land – (64°51′ S, 62°54′ W)

Notes:

The original station located in Paradise Bay burned down in 1984. The base has been partially rebuilt, but is occupied only in the summer season.

Science programmes carried out:

Initially a naval station used for meteorological observations and scientific support. In 1964, the base was transferred to the I.A.A. (Antarctic Institute of Argentine) as a scientific station, mainly for biological research.

Initially a naval station used for meteorological observations and scientific support. In 1964, the base was transferred to the I.A.A. (Antarctic Institute of Argentine) as a scientific station, mainly for biological research.

Area and buildings:

There are nine buildings

 

Location: Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Category: Ghost Town

Abandoned: 1984

Distance view of the Almirante Brown Base

Sign for the Alrmirante Brown Base

Visitors to the Almirante Brown Base

Abandoned Brown Antarctic Base

 

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