1744- Plans to Invade the Malvinas and the Patagonia.

Between 1739 and 1744, the Lord Mayor of the English Admiralty Admiral John Anson organized and conducted an expedition to the South Atlantic and the Pacific and as a result, called attention to the British Crown, on the need to occupy the Malvinas Islands and other Patagonia strategic points, such as Isla de los Estados and Tierra del Fuego.

With this amount of history (plans to invade Buenos Aires, Falklands, Patagonia, De los Estados Island and Tierra del Fuego), there were great possibilities of a British action in our Patagonian shores, adding to those years, the existing strategic and geopolitical interest, a new very strong economic incentive: whaling and seals that inhabited the islands and the coast of Patagonia.