San Carlos, Falkland Islands

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San Carlos Settlement
San Carlos and north East Falkland

San Carlos is a settlement in northwestern East Falkland, lying south of Port San Carlos on San Carlos Water. It is sometimes nicknamed "JB" after a former owner, Jack Bonner.[1]

History[edit]

It is named after the ship San Carlos, which visited in 1768, and grew in the early twentieth century around a factory which froze sheep carcasses.

San Carlos was the main British Army bridgehead during the Falklands War, when it was codenamed "Blue Beach".

A museum and the Blue Beach Military Cemetery at San Carlos commemorate that period.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Jason; Inglis, Alison. "Falklands Information Web - Widley used Falklands Acronyms". Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 51°34′30″S 59°02′00″W / 51.575°S 59.0333°W / -51.575; -59.0333