Brouton Bay

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Brouton Bay (Russian: бухта Броутона, bukhta Broutona) is a bay formed within the volcanic caldera of Urataman volcano at the northern end of Simushir Island in the Kuril Islands, Russia[1].

The bay is named for William Robert Broughton, who surveyed Simushir (then Marikan) in October 1796[2].

During the Soviet era the Russians were making some efforts to construct a naval base for the Red Banner Pacific Fleet in the north-eastern part of the bay[3].


  1. ^ Global Volcanism Program: Urataman
  2. ^ Broughton, William Robert (1804). A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean; in which the coast of Asia, from the latitude of 35° north to the latitude of 52° north, the island of Insu (commonly known under the name of Jesus), the north, south and east coasts of Japan, the Lieuchieux and adjacent islands, as well as the coast of Corea, have been examined and surveyed, Performed in His Majesty's Sloop Providence and her tender, in the years 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798 (Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies ed.). London. p. 480.
  3. ^ Kuril Islands vacations: Eugene Kaspersky

Coordinates: 47°08′30″N 152°13′06″E / 47.1416667°N 152.2183333°E / 47.1416667; 152.2183333