A Naval Base is an area command primarily for support of the forces afloat, contiguous to a seaport or anchorage that includes and integrates activities or facilities and installations such as a naval shipyard or dockyard, ammunition or ordnance depot, stores depot, victualling yard or naval hospital that provide local logistic services to the fleet. Together with interior lines of communications and the minimum surrounding area necessary for local security. (Normally, not greater than an area of 40 square miles. It can also be where warships and naval ships are docked when they have no mission at sea.
- "Definition of a Naval Base". Merriam Webster. Merrian Webster Inc. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
- “Naval base.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naval%20base. Accessed 21 November 2019.