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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Mendelssohn Inlet (RUS) 71° 15' 00.0" S 73° 00' 00.0" W Inlet
Name ID: 119373 Place ID: 9426

Mendelssohn Inlet (GBR) 71° 21' 00.0" S 72° 49' 00.0" W Inlet
Name ID: 110115 Place ID: 9426

between Beethoven Peninsula and Eroica Peninsula, SW Alexander Island, following map compilation by FIDS in 1959 from air photographs taken by RARE in 1947, was named after Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), German composer, in association with the names of other composers in this area ([in 71°15'S 73°00'W] APC, 1961, p.3; USHO chart V30-SP6, 1962; DOS 710 sheet 14, 1963; Searle, 1963, end map; BAS 250P sheet SR 17-18/15, 16, 1-DOS 1974; [co-ordinates corrected from US LANDSAT imagery of January 1973] APC, 1977, p.22). Ledyanoy Bukhta Mendel'sona (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Mendelsohn [sic] Inlet (BA, 1974, p.210).

Mendelssohn Inlet (USA) 71° 17' 00.0" S 72° 52' 00.0" W Inlet
Name ID: 128792 Place ID: 9426

Ice-filled inlet, 25 mi long and 9 mi wide, between Derocher peninsula and Eroica Peninsula on the N side of Beethoven Peninsula, Alexander Island. First seen from the air and roughly mapped by the USAS, 1939-41. Resighted and photographed from the air by the RARE, 1947-48. Remapped from the RARE photos by Searle of the FIDS in 1960. Named by the UK-APC after Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), German composer.

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