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Home port Port aux Fran├žais lettered beneath the ship name on the stern

A vessel's home port, port of registry, or hailing port, is its port of origin as shown on its registration documents[1] and lettered on the stern of the ship's hull.[2] In the cruise industry the term "home port" is often mistakenly used in reference to a ship's port of departure.

Navy

In the Navy, a ship's home port is the port best suited to provide maintenance and restock weaponry particular to ships of that class and build. On conclusion of their tour of duty, a combat vessel returning to port will usually return to their home port.

A single home port also makes it easier for family to visit sailors on leave. All ships of the same class usually have the same home port.

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References

  1. ^ MacKenzie, Mike (2005-2007). "Nautical Dictionary, Glossary and Terms Directory". http://www.seatalk.info/cgi-bin/nautical-marine-sailing-dictionary/db.cgi?db=db&view_records=1&uid=default&Term=port. Retrieved 2007-04-13.  
  2. ^ "Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 67.123". United States Government. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=08b11a85ee90d38de960b99922a3e8ab&rgn=div8&view=text&node=46:2.0.1.3.23.9.1.3&idno=46. Retrieved 2007-04-17.  

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