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FIDS - Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey - and BAS - British Antarctic Survey - Bases have been (and are) referred to by a letter as well as a name.

Base / Station
C currently occupied
H designated historic monument under the Antarctic treaty
Geographical
Co-ordinates

Date first / last occupied
notes

A - Port Lockroy H 63°49'S, 63°30'W 11/02/44 - 16/01/62
B - Deception Island 62°59'S, 60°34'W 03/02/44 - 23/02/69
BI - Bird Island C 54°00'S, 38°03'W 22/09/82 - present

C - Cape Geddes

60°41'S, 44°34'W 18/01/47 - 17/03/47
D - Hope Bay 63°24'S, 56°59'W 10/02/45 - 13/02/64
E - Stonington Island H 68°11'S, 67°00'W 24/02/46 - 23/02/75
F - Argentine Islands / Faraday
H (Wordie house)
65°15'S, 64°16'W 07/01/47 - 22/07/95

G - Admiralty Bay

62°05'S, 58°25'W 25/01/47 - 19/01/61
H - Signy Island 60°43'S, 45°36'W 18/03/47 - 13/04/96
J - Prospect Point 66°00'S, 65°21'W 01/02/57 - 23/02/59
KG - Fossil Bluff 71°20'S, 68°17'W 20/02/61, intermittent
summer only since 1975
M - King Edward Point, South Georgia C 54°17'S, 36°30'W intermittent from 01/01/50
22/03/01 - present

N - Anvers Island

64°46'S, 64°05'W 27/02/55 - 10/01/58
O - Danco Island 64°44'S, 62°36'W 26/02/56 - 22/02/59
R - Rothera C 67°34' S,68°08' W 25/10/75 - present
T - Adelaide Island 67°46'S, 68°55'W 02/02/61 - 01/03/77
V - View Point 63°32'S, 57°23'W 08/02/53 - 25/11/63

W - Detaille Island

66°52'S, 66°48'W 21/02/56 - 01/04/59
Y - Horseshoe Island H 67°47'S, 67°18'W 11/03/55 - 21/08/60
Z - Halley bay C 75°35'S, 26°34'W
(position has varied due to movement of the ice-sheet and re-building the base)
06/01/56 - present

notes
The first and last dates of occupation for each base is given, these dates refer to periods of year-round occupation, not summer-only. The occupation may not have been continuous between the dates given, many bases have been temporarily closed and re-opened again within the boundary dates.

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