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Homeport
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 also often used in reference to the port in which a ship will take on / change over the majority of its passengers while taking on stores, supplies and fuel.[4]

Navy

In a 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.[] A single home port also makes it easier for family to visit sailors on leave.

See also

References

  1. ^ "INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON MUTUAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE FOR THE PREVENTION, INVESTIGATION AND REPRESSION OF CUSTOMS OFFENCES" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ MacKenzie, Mike (2005-2007). "Nautical Dictionary, Glossary and Terms Directory". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 67.123". United States Government. Archived from the original on 2006-10-04. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Home Porting - Cruise Portland". cruiseportlandmaine.com.

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