Home port

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Port of registry Port aux Français lettered beneath the ship name on the stern

A vessel's home port is the port at which it is based, which may not be the same as its port of registry[1] shown on its registration documents[2] and lettered on the stern of the ship's hull.[3] In the cruise industry the term "home port" is often mistakenly used in reference to a ship's port of departure.[citation needed]

Navy[edit]

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 a tour of duty, a combat vessel returning to port will usually return to its home port.[citation needed] A single home port also makes it easier for family to visit sailors on leave.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1.pdf "INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON MUTUAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE FOR THE PREVENTION, INVESTIGATION AND REPRESSION OF CUSTOMS OFFENCES"]. 
  2. ^ MacKenzie, Mike (2005–2007). "Nautical Dictionary, Glossary and Terms Directory". Retrieved 2007-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 67.123". United States Government. Retrieved 2007-04-17.