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Frigate Fleet Strength by Country (2022)



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 2022. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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1
China
CHN
49
2
Taiwan
TAI
22
3
South Korea
SKO
18
4
Turkey
TUR
16
5
Egypt
EGY
13
6
Greece
GRE
13
7
India
IND
13
8
Italy
ITA
13
9
Canada
CAN
12
10
Germany
GER
12
11
United Kingdom
UKD
12
12
France
FRA
11
13
Russia
RUS
11
14
Spain
SPA
11
15
Denmark
DEN
9
16
Vietnam
VTN
9
17
Australia
AUS
8
18
Chile
CHI
8
19
Bangladesh
BNG
7
20
Indonesia
INO
7
21
Iran
IRN
7
22
Peru
PER
7
23
Saudi Arabia
SAR
7
24
Thailand
THA
7
25
Brazil
BRA
6
26
Morocco
MOR
6
27
Netherlands
NTH
6
28
Pakistan
PAK
6
29
Singapore
SIN
6
30
Algeria
ALG
5
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31
Mexico
MEX
5
32
Myanmar
MYA
5
33
North Korea
NKO
5
34
Portugal
POR
5
35
Sri Lanka
SRL
5
36
Bulgaria
BUL
4
37
Colombia
COL
4
38
Japan
JPN
4
39
Norway
NOR
4
40
South Africa
SAF
4
41
Malaysia
MLY
3
42
Romania
ROM
3
43
Belgium
BEL
2
44
Cuba
CUB
2
45
Ecuador
ECU
2
46
New Zealand
NWZ
2
47
Philippines
PHI
2
48
Poland
POL
2
49
Venezuela
VEN
2
50
Azerbaijan
AZR
1
51
Bahrain
BAH
1
52
Libya
LBY
1
53
Nigeria
NGA
1
54
Ukraine
UKR
1
55
Uruguay
URU
1
56
Albania
ALB
0
57
Angola
ANG
0
58
Argentina
ARG
0
59
Bolivia
BOL
0
60
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
61
Cambodia
CMB
0
62
Cameroon
CAM
0
63
Croatia
CRO
0
64
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
65
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
66
El Salvador
ESL
0
67
Eritrea
ERI
0
68
Estonia
EST
0
69
Finland
FIN
0
70
Gabon
GAB
0
71
Georgia
GEO
0
72
Ghana
GHA
0
73
Guatemala
GUA
0
74
Honduras
HON
0
75
Iceland
ICE
0
76
Iraq
IRQ
0
77
Ireland
IRE
0
78
Israel
ISR
0
79
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
80
Jordan
JOR
0
81
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
82
Kenya
KEN
0
83
Kuwait
KUW
0
84
Laos
LAO
0
85
Latvia
LAT
0
86
Lebanon
LEB
0
87
Liberia
LIB
0
88
Lithuania
LIT
0
89
Madagascar
MAD
0
90
Mauritania
MAU
0
91
Montenegro
MTN
0
92
Mozambique
MOZ
0
93
Namibia
NAM
0
94
Nicaragua
NIC
0
95
Oman
OMA
0
96
Panama
PAN
0
97
Paraguay
PAR
0
98
Qatar
QTR
0
99
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
100
Serbia
SER
0
101
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
102
Slovenia
SLV
0
103
Somalia
SOM
0
104
Sudan
SUD
0
105
Suriname
SUR
0
106
Sweden
SWE
0
107
Syria
SYR
0
108
Tanzania
TAN
0
109
Tunisia
TUN
0
110
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
111
Uganda
UGA
0
112
United Arab Emirates
UAE
0
113
United States
USA
0
114
Yemen
YEM
0
115
Afghanistan
AFG
0
116
Armenia
ARM
0
117
Austria
AST
0
118
Belarus
BLR
0
119
Bhutan
BUT
0
120
Botswana
BOT
0
121
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
122
Central African Republic
CAR
0
123
Chad
CHD
0
124
Czechia
CZC
0
125
Ethiopia
ETH
0
126
Hungary
HUN
0
127
Kosovo
KOS
0
128
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
129
Luxembourg
LUX
0
130
Mali
MAL
0
131
Moldova
MOL
0
132
Mongolia
MON
0
133
Nepal
NEP
0
134
Niger
NGR
0
135
North Macedonia
MAC
0
136
Slovakia
SLK
0
137
South Sudan
SSU
0
138
Switzerland
SWI
0
139
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
140
Uzbekistan
UZB
0
141
Zambia
ZAM
0
142
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0

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