Perhaps they have given it up and are heading for their home ports.
As darkness fell, our fleets lay between the enemy and his home ports.
It was always after dark when he boarded the Bess in home ports.
Their ships were tied up in neutral or home ports and Herr Paul was out of a job—for at least ten minutes.
As this was the state of the home ports also, they had become quite used to it.
The first partial intelligence from the northern whaling fleet usually arrives at home ports some time in the month of October.
I never afterward troubled her Majesty, either in her home ports, or those of any of her colonies.
It is said that couriers awaited his arrival at all the home ports to offer him the choice of the Ordnance or the Horse Guards.
Nowhere was it so certainly to be found as in its home ports; nowhere so easily met as immediately after leaving them.
Other Free Traders got back to their home ports perhaps once in a quarter century.