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  • Total Naval Strength by Country


    The second oldest battlefield on earth - the sea - pushes the need for leading military powers to field a strong, capable navy.

    For thousands of years, strength at sea has been one of the defining military factors of any world power. Naval strength is used to respond to territorial disputes as well as enforce maritime borders and protect national interests. Today's navies are often required to operate thousands of miles away from homeports with combat not necessarily requiring line-of-sight. Couple these qualities with the expansive reach of carrier aircraft, naval helicopters and UAVs and the oceans become a lethal battlefield all their own.


    The listing below includes battleforce ships made up of aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, corvettes, torpedo boats, patrol boats, amphibious support craft and landing craft (regardless of onboard technology employed, crew training, fleet quality, etc...). Auxiliary vessels are also included. Landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force and are, thus, excluded from this particular list.


    1
    967  
    North Korea
    NKO
    2
    714  
    China
    CHN
    3
    415  
    United States
    USA
    4
    398  
    Iran
    IRN
    5
    352  
    Russia
    RUS
    6
    319  
    Egypt
    EGP
    7
    295  
    India
    IND
    8
    270  
    Finland
    FIN
    9
    234  
    Colombia
    COL
    10
    221  
    Indonesia
    INO
    11
    197  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    12
    194  
    Turkey
    TUR
    13
    173  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    14
    166  
    South Korea
    SKO
    15
    155  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    16
    143  
    Mexico
    MEX
    17
    143  
    Italy
    ITA
    18
    131  
    Japan
    JPN
    19
    121  
    Morocco
    MOR
    20
    119  
    Philippines
    PHI
    21
    118  
    France
    FRA
    22
    115  
    Greece
    GRE
    23
    110  
    Brazil
    BRA
    24
    90  
    Denmark
    DEN
    25
    89  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    26
    87  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    27
    85  
    Algeria
    ALG
    28
    83  
    Poland
    POL
    29
    81  
    Germany
    GER
    30
    81  
    Thailand
    THA
    31
    80  
    Qatar
    QTR
    32
    76  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    33
    75  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    34
    75  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    35
    69  
    Chile
    CHI
    36
    65  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    37
    65  
    Israel
    ISR
    38
    64  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    39
    63  
    Sweden
    SWE
    40
    63  
    Canada
    CAN
    41
    62  
    Norway
    NOR
    42
    61  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    43
    60  
    Peru
    PER
    44
    60  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    45
    59  
    Honduras
    HON
    46
    57  
    Angola
    ANG
    47
    57  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    48
    56  
    Netherlands
    NET
    49
    56  
    Syria
    SYR
    50
    55  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    51
    50  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    52
    50  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    53
    48  
    Romania
    ROM
    54
    47  
    Australia
    AUS
    55
    46  
    Spain
    SPA
    56
    42  
    Argentina
    ARG
    57
    41  
    Portugal
    POR
    58
    40  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    59
    40  
    Singapore
    SIN
    60
    40  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    61
    39  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    62
    38  
    Albania
    ALB
    63
    38  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    64
    37  
    Jordan
    JOR
    65
    36  
    Laos
    LAO
    66
    33  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    67
    31  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    68
    30  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    69
    30  
    Yemen
    YEM
    70
    30  
    South Africa
    SAF
    71
    29  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    72
    28  
    Croatia
    CRO
    73
    27  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    74
    26  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    75
    25  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    76
    20  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    77
    20  
    Uruguay
    URU
    78
    20  
    Panama
    PAN
    79
    20  
    Ghana
    GHA
    80
    19  
    Serbia
    SER
    81
    19  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    82
    19  
    Kenya
    KEN
    83
    19  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    84
    18  
    Latvia
    LAT
    85
    18  
    Sudan
    SUD
    86
    17  
    Belgium
    BEL
    87
    16  
    Oman
    OMA
    88
    15  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    89
    12  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    90
    12  
    Cuba
    CUB
    91
    11  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    92
    10  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    93
    10  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    94
    10  
    Gabon
    GAB
    95
    9  
    Georgia
    GEO
    96
    8  
    Uganda
    UGA
    97
    8  
    Namibia
    NAM
    98
    8  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    99
    8  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    100
    6  
    Estonia
    EST
    101
    6  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    102
    5  
    Libya
    LIB
    103
    5  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    104
    4  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    105
    4  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    106
    3  
    Somalia
    SOM
    107
    3  
    Suriname
    SUR
    108
    2  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    109
    0  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    110
    0  
    Macedonia
    MAC