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Hope Bay
Argentine Claim 25°W-74°W / British Claim: 20°W-80°W / Chilean Claim 53°W-90°W
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The Hope Bay (Bahía Esperanza) is located on Trinity Peninsula in the northernmost end of the Antarctic Peninsula. The British Base "D" was built here in 1945. It burnt partially down in 1948 and was closed in 1964.

On Hope Bay are located the Argentine Esperanza Base and the Teniente Ruperto Elichiribehety Uruguayan Antarctic Scientific Station (ECARE).

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British Antarctic Territory 1969
It is not confirmed, but it depicts probably the HMS Protector in the Hope Bay and shows the Mondo Glacier, which flows between the Steeple and Blyde Ridges (right) into the bay.

 

Argentina Esparanza Base Hope Bay Antarctica stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Argentina 1981, Argentina Esparanza Base, built 1952.

 

Antarctica Hope Bay stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by British Antarctic Territory 1994 Survey Team

British Antarctic Territory 1994,
Survey Team at Hope Bay.
The stamp was issued in the series "50th Anniversay of the Operation Tabarin".

 

Antarctica Hope Bay stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued by British Antarctic Territory 1994 Dog Team

British Antarctic Territory 1994,
Dog Team at Hope Bay.
The mountain in the background is known as Mt. Flora (appr. 300 m in height). Close to this viewpoint is located today the Argentinian Esparanza Base.
The stamp was issued in the series "50th Anniversay of the Operation Tabarin".

 

British Antarctic Territory 2003, British Base "D".
The stamp was issued in the series "Bases and Postmarks".
From the topographic point of view over the bay, the mountain is known as Twin Peak 434 m.

 

Argentina 2002, 50 years Esparanza Base.

 

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