home port

noun
1.
the port where a ship is registered.
2.
the port out of which a ship is operated but not necessarily registered.

Origin:
1890–95

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Example sentences
Leaving the formation, she headed for a home port and repairs.
The place of performance will be at the cutter's home port.
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