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Total Naval Ship Power by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/11/2014

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

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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 aircrafts, 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, landing craft. Auxiliary vessels are also included. Landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force and are, thusly, excluded from this particular list.

1
1,061
2
520
3
473
4
395
5
352
6
313
7
237
8
228
9
197
10
184
11
174
12
173
13
166
14
164
15
160
16
143
17
131
18
121
19
120
20
120
21
117
22
115
23
110
24
109
25
105
26
102
27
90
28
83
29
82
30
81
31
80
32
75
33
75
34
74
35
67
36
66
37
65
38
62
39
61
40
60
41
60
42
60
43
57
44
56
45
56
46
56
47
55
48
53
49
50
50
50
51
48
52
47
53
46
54
42
55
41
56
40
57
40
58
40
59
38
60
37
61
36
62
35
63
35
64
33
65
32
66
30
67
30
68
30
69
29
70
25
71
23
72
22
73
22
74
20
75
20
76
20
77
19
78
19
79
19
80
18
81
16
82
15
83
12
84
11
85
9
86
9
87
8
88
8
89
8
90
5
91
3
92
2

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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