The Mutin

The Mutin is a French Navy cutter used as a training ship. Launched on March 18, 1927 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, she is the oldest sailing unit of the French Navy.

Discover the Mutin

Le Mutin a subi une rénovation majeure de 2018 à 2020, où 75 % de son bordage en chêne et plus d'un tiers des membrures de coque ont été remplacés. Son système électrique et son moteur ont également été entièrement révisés. Aujourd'hui, il effectue des missions d'instruction et de représentation sur la façade atlantique française et participe aux courses Tall Ship, naviguant depuis l'Espagne jusqu'à la Norvège.

  • Country of origin: France
  • Home port: Brest
  • Overall length: 33 metres
  • Date of construction: 1927
  • Construction material: Wood
  • Architect: Guignardeau Brothers
  • Number of sails: 4 sails

IMPORTANT: The visit of the Mutin is included with the visit of the Belem or the Français. No reservation is necessary.

Did you know? The Mutin story

Built on the model of a sailing tuna boat by Chantiers Florimond-Guignardeau, she was initially used to train Fleet pilots at Saint-Servan from 1927 to 1964. During the Second World War, the Mutin operated clandestinely on behalf of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), taking part in missions to infiltrate and extract British agents, pilots and resistance fighters on the Channel and Atlantic coasts, and even in the Mediterranean. Since 1964, he has been assigned to the Naval Academy.

Le Mutin © Marine Nationale
Le Mutin © Marine Nationale

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