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  • Total Patrol Fleet Strength by Country


    The Patrol Craft stands as a nation's last - and in some cases first - line of defense.

    Patrol Boats are called upon to defend offshore waters from enemy incursion. During peacetime, this may include interception of illegal drugs while, during wartime, this would include defense of critical waterways and offshore positions that threaten shipping lanes. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, Patrol Craft include various weight classes such as coastal/deep water and missile/torpedo boats.


    For the purposes of the GFP final ranking, landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force. However, nations with a standing navy ARE penalized for lack of certain naval assets.


    The data presented below is through 2017.


    1
    438  
    North Korea
    NKO
    2
    230  
    Iran
    IRN
    3
    227  
    Egypt
    EGP
    4
    220  
    China
    CHN
    5
    190  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    6
    139  
    India
    IND
    7
    131  
    Mexico
    MEX
    8
    106  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    9
    93  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    10
    74  
    Indonesia
    INO
    11
    70  
    South Korea
    SKO
    12
    69  
    Qatar
    QTR
    13
    61  
    Laos
    LAO
    14
    55  
    Colombia
    COL
    15
    51  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    16
    43  
    Algeria
    ALG
    17
    41  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    18
    40  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    19
    38  
    Angola
    ANG
    20
    36  
    Philippines
    PHI
    21
    34  
    Brazil
    BRA
    22
    34  
    Turkey
    TUR
    23
    32  
    Thailand
    THA
    24
    32  
    Israel
    ISR
    25
    30  
    South Africa
    SAF
    26
    28  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    27
    28  
    Russia
    RUS
    28
    28  
    Albania
    ALB
    29
    27  
    Jordan
    JOR
    30
    26  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    31
    26  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    32
    25  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    33
    25  
    Greece
    GRE
    34
    24  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    35
    24  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    36
    23  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    37
    23  
    Yemen
    YEM
    38
    23  
    Chile
    CHI
    39
    20  
    Canada
    CAN
    40
    20  
    Romania
    ROM
    41
    20  
    Honduras
    HON
    42
    18  
    Morocco
    MOR
    43
    18  
    Portugal
    POR
    44
    18  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    45
    17  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    46
    17  
    France
    FRA
    47
    16  
    Norway
    NOR
    48
    14  
    Syria
    SYR
    49
    14  
    Sweden
    SWE
    50
    13  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    51
    13  
    Australia
    AUS
    52
    13  
    United States
    USA
    53
    12  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    54
    12  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    55
    12  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    56
    12  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    57
    12  
    Sudan
    SUD
    58
    12  
    Cuba
    CUB
    59
    12  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    60
    11  
    Latvia
    LAT
    61
    11  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    62
    11  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    63
    11  
    Singapore
    SIN
    64
    11  
    Ghana
    GHA
    65
    11  
    Somalia
    SOM
    66
    10  
    Italy
    ITA
    67
    10  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    68
    10  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    69
    10  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    70
    9  
    Peru
    PER
    71
    9  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    72
    8  
    Panama
    PAN
    73
    8  
    Finland
    FIN
    74
    8  
    Uganda
    UGA
    75
    8  
    Denmark
    DEN
    76
    8  
    Spain
    SPA
    77
    8  
    Oman
    OMA
    78
    7  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    79
    7  
    Serbia
    SER
    80
    6  
    Argentina
    ARG
    81
    6  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    82
    6  
    Namibia
    NAM
    83
    6  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    84
    6  
    Kenya
    KEN
    85
    6  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    86
    6  
    Japan
    JPN
    87
    5  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    88
    5  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    89
    4  
    Germany
    GER
    90
    4  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    91
    4  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    92
    4  
    Georgia
    GEO
    93
    4  
    Croatia
    CRO
    94
    4  
    Netherlands
    NET
    95
    3  
    Gabon
    GAB
    96
    3  
    Suriname
    SUR
    97
    3  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    98
    3  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    99
    3  
    Poland
    POL
    100
    3  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    101
    3  
    Uruguay
    URU
    102
    2  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    103
    2  
    Belgium
    BEL
    104
    1  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    105
    1  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    106
    0  
    Libya
    LIB
    107
    0  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    108
    0  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    109
    0  
    Estonia
    EST