Naval base

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A French flotilla in Réunion: (from left) the patrol ship Albatros, frigate Floréal, P400 La Rieuse and La Boudeuse, Gendarmerie Navale's Jonquille, BATRAL La Grandière and the Garonne, behind an oiler, and the swift boat Vétiver (outside the water).

A naval base, navy base, or military port is a military base, where warships and naval ships are. The ships are there when they have no mission at sea or want to restock. Ships may also get some minor repairs. Some naval bases are temporary homes to aircraft. They usually stay on the ships but may have maintenance while the ship is in port.