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Frigate Fleet Strength by Country (2023)



NAVAL POWER | FLEET STRENGTH

Ranking total number of frigate warships by country, from highest to lowest.



The Frigate ship type is a multi-role, general purpose ocean-going vessel utilized for fleet surface ship protection against enemy surface combatants or incoming aerial threats. Frigates are outfitted with advanced sonar, sensory and tracking systems that allow her crew to hunt down enemy submarines. Nearly all notable naval powers make use of the multi-role frigate in their inventory.

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. Under-construction assets are NOT taken into account.

Data presented on this list is through 2023.
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Frigate Fleet Strength (TOP 5)
1
China
CHN
43
2
Taiwan
TWN
22
3
South Korea
SKO
18
4
Turkiye
TKY
16
5
Egypt
EGY
13
6
Greece
GRE
13
7
Italy
ITA
13
8
Canada
CAN
12
9
Germany
GER
12
10
India
IND
12
11
United Kingdom
UKD
12
12
France
FRA
11
13
Mexico
MEX
11
14
Russia
RUS
11
15
Spain
SPN
11
16
Indonesia
INO
10
17
Colombia
COL
9
18
Denmark
DEN
9
19
Vietnam
VET
9
20
Australia
AUS
8
21
Chile
CHI
8
22
Bangladesh
BNG
7
23
Iran
IRN
7
24
Peru
PER
7
25
Saudi Arabia
SAR
7
26
Thailand
THL
7
27
Brazil
BRA
6
28
Morocco
MOR
6
29
Netherlands
NTH
6
30
Pakistan
PAK
6
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31
Singapore
SNG
6
32
Algeria
ALG
5
33
Myanmar
MYA
5
34
Portugal
POR
5
35
Sri Lanka
SRL
5
36
Bulgaria
BUL
4
37
Japan
JPN
4
38
Norway
NOR
4
39
South Africa
SAF
4
40
Malaysia
MLY
3
41
Romania
ROM
3
42
Belgium
BEL
2
43
Cuba
CUB
2
44
Ecuador
ECU
2
45
New Zealand
NWZ
2
46
Philippines
PHL
2
47
Poland
POL
2
48
Venezuela
VEN
2
49
Azerbaijan
AZR
1
50
Bahrain
BAH
1
51
Libya
LBY
1
52
Nigeria
NGA
1
53
North Korea
NKO
1
54
Ukraine
UKR
1
55
Uruguay
URU
1
56
Albania
ALB
0
57
Angola
ANG
0
58
Argentina
ARG
0
59
Beliz
BLZ
0
60
Benin
BEN
0
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61
Bolivia
BOL
0
62
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
63
Cambodia
CMB
0
64
Cameroon
CAM
0
65
Croatia
CRO
0
66
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
67
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
68
El Salvador
ESL
0
69
Eritrea
ERI
0
70
Estonia
EST
0
71
Finland
FIN
0
72
Gabon
GAB
0
73
Georgia
GEO
0
74
Ghana
GHA
0
75
Guatemala
GUA
0
76
Honduras
HON
0
77
Iceland
ICE
0
78
Iraq
IRQ
0
79
Ireland
IRE
0
80
Israel
ISR
0
81
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
82
Jordan
JOR
0
83
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
84
Kenya
KEN
0
85
Kuwait
KUW
0
86
Laos
LAO
0
87
Latvia
LAT
0
88
Lebanon
LEB
0
89
Liberia
LIB
0
90
Lithuania
LIT
0
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91
Madagascar
MAD
0
92
Mauritania
MAU
0
93
Montenegro
MTN
0
94
Mozambique
MOZ
0
95
Namibia
NAM
0
96
Nicaragua
NIC
0
97
Oman
OMA
0
98
Panama
PAN
0
99
Paraguay
PAR
0
100
Qatar
QTR
0
101
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
102
Senegal
SEN
0
103
Serbia
SRB
0
104
Sierra Leone
SLE
0
105
Slovenia
SLV
0
106
Somalia
SOM
0
107
Sudan
SDN
0
108
Suriname
SRN
0
109
Sweden
SWE
0
110
Syria
SYR
0
111
Tanzania
TNZ
0
112
Tunisia
TUN
0
113
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
114
Uganda
UGA
0
115
United Arab Emirates
UAE
0
116
United States
USA
0
117
Yemen
YEM
0
118
Afghanistan
AFG
0
119
Armenia
ARM
0
120
Austria
AST
0
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121
Belarus
BLR
0
122
Bhutan
BUT
0
123
Botswana
BOT
0
124
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
125
Central African Republic
CAR
0
126
Chad
CHD
0
127
Czechia
CZC
0
128
Ethiopia
ETH
0
129
Hungary
HUN
0
130
Kosovo
KOS
0
131
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
132
Luxembourg
LUX
0
133
Mali
MAL
0
134
Moldova
MOL
0
135
Mongolia
MGL
0
136
Nepal
NEP
0
137
Niger
NGR
0
138
North Macedonia
MAC
0
139
Slovakia
SLK
0
140
South Sudan
SSD
0
141
Switzerland
SWZ
0
142
Tajikistan
TJK
0
143
Uzbekistan
UZB
0
144
Zambia
ZAM
0
145
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0

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