French ship Mutin


French ship Mutin

A number of ships of the French Navy have bourne the name of "Mutin" ("mutinous", or "jocker"):

* a 14-gun cutter launched in 1778. She was captured by the English HMS "Jupiter" on the 2 October 1779 and commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS "Pigmy". She was re-taken by the French in 1781, and once again by the English in 1782.
* a 4-gun cutter, luanched in Cherbourg in 1837 as "Passe-Partout", and renamed to "Mutin" in 1845. She was decommissioned in 1850.
* an unarmed cutter launched in 1883 for the benefits of the navigation school. She served as a warship during the First World War. She was given to the Naval Academy in 1924 as the "Sylphe", and decommissioned in 1937, though she still stailed in Toulon in 1942-1943.
* the present "Mutin" is a school cutter of the French Navy, launched in 1927.

Also, a number of ships bourne the name of "Mutine" (the feminine form of "mutin"):
* a frigate (1744-1758)
* a corvette (1794-1797)
* a corvette (1799-1803)
* a schooner (1824-1841)
* a gunboat (1884-1897)
* a swift boat on the Lake Constance (1945)


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