World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ajax Bay

Article Id: WHEBN0008872992
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ajax Bay  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: History of the Falkland Islands, San Carlos Water, Falklands War, Port Albemarle, Fox Island, Falkland Islands
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Ajax Bay

Ajax Bay
Ajax Bay is located in Falkland Islands
Ajax Bay
Ajax Bay
Location in the Falkland Islands
Country United Kingdom
British Overseas Territory  Falkland Islands
Region East Falkland
Some of the remaining buildings today

Ajax Bay is a settlement on East Falkland, in the Falkland Islands, It is on the north west coast, on the shore of San Carlos Water, a few miles from Port San Carlos. It was mainly a refrigeration plant, and was developed by the Colonial Development Corporation in the 1950s, which was also responsible for developing Port Albemarle. It was supposed to freeze Falkland mutton, but this was found to be economically unviable. Many of the pre-fabricated houses here were moved to Stanley.[1]

During the Falklands War, the first British bridgehead was established on San Carlos Water. Ajax Bay was one of three landing points, and codenamed "Red Beach" as part of Operation Sutton. It was used as a military hospital during the Falklands War.

Ajax Bay gallery


  1. ^ Wheeler, Tony (2004). The Falklands & South Georgia Island. Lonely Planet. pp. 96–97. 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.