BaseBelgrano II was founded on February 5, 1979, to replace the Belgrano I (WAP ARG-Ø5). Subsequently, a third base, Belgrano III (WAP ARG-Ø7), was added, which was in operation from 1980 to 1984 when it was deactivated and evacuated on January 14, 1984, due to the glaciological composition endangering personnel and equipment.
The only one of the three Bases that is still in operation is the Belgrano II (AP ARG-Ø6).
At present, after the shut down of Base Belgrano I on Jan.1980, after the deactivation of Base Belgrano III on Jan.1984, Belgrano II remains the Southernmost of the permanent bases of the Argentine Republic.
Be careful Belgrano I, II or III have not to be confused with the “Puerto Belgrano Naval Base” (BNPB) (see the QSL hereby shown) which is the main base of the Armada Argentina; “Puerto Belgrano” is located to the South of the Province of Buenos Aires, in the city of Punta Alta, 24 km to the city of Bahía Blanca.