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Total Patrol Fleet Strength by Country

The Patrol Craft stands as a nation's last - and in some cases first - line of defense.

Total Patrol Fleet Strength by Country

The Patrol Craft stands as a nation's last - and in some cases first - line of defense.

OVERVIEW



Patrol elements are called upon to defend offshore areas of importnace from enemy incursion. During peacetime, this may include interception of illegal drugs while, during wartime, this would include defense of critical waterways and offshore positions that threaten vital shipping lanes. Large patrol forces are common with those powers seeing relatively limited naval budgets.

For the purposes of the GFP ranking, Patrol Craft include various weight classes such as coastal/'Blue Water' and missile/torpedo boats. LAs stated elsewhere on this site, landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force though nations with a standing navy ARE penalized for lack of certain naval assets.

The data presented below is through 2018.


1
National Flag Graphic
438
North Korea
NKO
2
National Flag Graphic
230
Iran
IRN
3
National Flag Graphic
220
China
CHN
4
National Flag Graphic
191
Sri Lanka
SRL
5
National Flag Graphic
139
India
IND
6
National Flag Graphic
131
Mexico
MEX
7
National Flag Graphic
106
Kuwait
KUW
8
National Flag Graphic
93
Nigeria
NIG
9
National Flag Graphic
74
Indonesia
INO
10
National Flag Graphic
69
South Korea
SKO
11
National Flag Graphic
69
Qatar
QTR
12
National Flag Graphic
61
Laos
LAO
13
National Flag Graphic
55
Colombia
COL
14
National Flag Graphic
53
Egypt
EGP
15
National Flag Graphic
51
Taiwan
TAI
16
National Flag Graphic
43
Algeria
ALG
17
National Flag Graphic
41
Malaysia
MLY
18
National Flag Graphic
41
Russia
RUS
19
National Flag Graphic
40
Myanmar
MYA
20
National Flag Graphic
38
Angola
ANG
21
National Flag Graphic
35
Philippines
PHI
22
National Flag Graphic
34
Turkey
TUR
23
National Flag Graphic
34
Brazil
BRA
24
National Flag Graphic
33
Greece
GRE
25
National Flag Graphic
33
Bahrain
BAH
26
National Flag Graphic
32
Thailand
THA
27
National Flag Graphic
32
Israel
ISR
28
National Flag Graphic
31
South Africa
SAF
29
National Flag Graphic
30
Bangladesh
BAN
30
National Flag Graphic
28
Albania
ALB
31
National Flag Graphic
27
Jordan
JOR
32
National Flag Graphic
26
Cambodia
CMB
33
National Flag Graphic
26
Tunisia
TUN
34
National Flag Graphic
25
Vietnam
VTN
35
National Flag Graphic
24
Paraguay
PAR
36
National Flag Graphic
24
Dominican Republic
DOM
37
National Flag Graphic
23
Iraq
IRQ
38
National Flag Graphic
23
Chile
CHI
39
National Flag Graphic
23
Yemen
YEM
40
National Flag Graphic
22
Morocco
MOR
41
National Flag Graphic
22
Spain
SPA
42
National Flag Graphic
21
United Kingdom
UKD
43
National Flag Graphic
20
Canada
CAN
44
National Flag Graphic
20
Honduras
HON
45
National Flag Graphic
18
France
FRA
46
National Flag Graphic
18
Nicaragua
NIC
47
National Flag Graphic
18
Portugal
POR
48
National Flag Graphic
15
Cuba
CUB
49
National Flag Graphic
14
Syria
SYR
50
National Flag Graphic
14
Sweden
SWE
51
National Flag Graphic
13
Azerbaijan
AZR
52
National Flag Graphic
13
United States
USA
53
National Flag Graphic
13
Australia
AUS
54
National Flag Graphic
12
Lebanon
LEB
55
National Flag Graphic
12
United Arab Emirates
UAE
56
National Flag Graphic
12
Sudan
SUD
57
National Flag Graphic
12
Kazakhstan
KAZ
58
National Flag Graphic
12
Oman
OMA
59
National Flag Graphic
12
Tanzania
TAN
60
National Flag Graphic
12
Ukraine
UKR
61
National Flag Graphic
11
Singapore
SIN
62
National Flag Graphic
11
Latvia
LAT
63
National Flag Graphic
11
Saudi Arabia
SAR
64
National Flag Graphic
11
Pakistan
PAK
65
National Flag Graphic
11
Ghana
GHA
66
National Flag Graphic
11
Bolivia
BOL
67
National Flag Graphic
11
Somalia
SOM
68
National Flag Graphic
10
Sierra Leone
SIE
69
National Flag Graphic
10
Guatemala
GUA
70
National Flag Graphic
10
Italy
ITA
71
National Flag Graphic
10
Venezuela
VEN
72
National Flag Graphic
10
Argentina
ARG
73
National Flag Graphic
9
Norway
NOR
74
National Flag Graphic
9
Cameroon
CAM
75
National Flag Graphic
8
Finland
FIN
76
National Flag Graphic
8
Uganda
UGA
77
National Flag Graphic
8
Ireland
IRE
78
National Flag Graphic
8
Denmark
DEN
79
National Flag Graphic
8
Panama
PAN
80
National Flag Graphic
7
Serbia
SER
81
National Flag Graphic
7
Madagascar
MAD
82
National Flag Graphic
6
Montenegro
MTN
83
National Flag Graphic
6
Turkmenistan
TKM
84
National Flag Graphic
6
Namibia
NAM
85
National Flag Graphic
6
Romania
ROM
86
National Flag Graphic
6
New Zealand
NWZ
87
National Flag Graphic
6
Japan
JPN
88
National Flag Graphic
6
Peru
PER
89
National Flag Graphic
6
Croatia
CRO
90
National Flag Graphic
6
Mozambique
MOZ
91
National Flag Graphic
6
Kenya
KEN
92
National Flag Graphic
5
Mauritania
MAU
93
National Flag Graphic
5
Ivory Coast
IVC
94
National Flag Graphic
5
Ecuador
ECU
95
National Flag Graphic
4
Netherlands
NET
96
National Flag Graphic
4
Lithuania
LIT
97
National Flag Graphic
4
Georgia
GEO
98
National Flag Graphic
3
Suriname
SUR
99
National Flag Graphic
3
Gabon
GAB
100
National Flag Graphic
3
El Salvador
ESL
101
National Flag Graphic
3
Uruguay
URU
102
National Flag Graphic
3
Poland
POL
103
National Flag Graphic
2
Belgium
BEL
104
National Flag Graphic
2
Slovenia
SLV
105
National Flag Graphic
1
Republic of the Congo
ROC
106
National Flag Graphic
1
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
107
National Flag Graphic
0
Estonia
EST
108
National Flag Graphic
0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
109
National Flag Graphic
0
Germany
GER
110
National Flag Graphic
0
Liberia
LIB
111
National Flag Graphic
0
Bulgaria
BUL
112
National Flag Graphic
0
Libya
LBY