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Total Navy Ship 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 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 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
2
714
3
415
4
398
5
352
6
319
7
295
8
270
9
234
10
221
11
197
12
194
13
173
14
166
15
155
16
143
17
143
18
131
19
121
20
119
21
118
22
115
23
110
24
90
25
89
26
87
27
83
28
81
29
81
30
80
31
76
32
75
33
75
34
69
35
69
36
65
37
65
38
64
39
63
40
63
41
62
42
61
43
60
44
60
45
59
46
57
47
57
48
56
49
56
50
55
51
50
52
50
53
48
54
47
55
46
56
42
57
41
58
40
59
40
60
40
61
39
62
38
63
37
64
36
65
31
66
31
67
30
68
30
69
30
70
29
71
28
72
27
73
26
74
25
75
20
76
20
77
20
78
20
79
19
80
19
81
19
82
19
83
18
84
18
85
17
86
16
87
15
88
12
89
12
90
11
91
10
92
10
93
9
94
8
95
8
96
8
97
8
98
6
99
6
100
5
101
4
102
4
103
3
104
2
105
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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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