Ships would declare, by hailing, the port from which they sailed or in which they were registered.
hail from (third-person singular simple present hails from, present participle hailing from, simple past and past participle hailed from)
- to be a native of, to come from, to originate from; to have as one's birth place or residence
- 1998, August 23; the episode Lard of the Dance (wikiquote) from the tenth season
- My niece speaks French but she hails from Hampshire.
to be a native of