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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. As 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 2019.


1
National Flag Graphic
416
North Korea
NKO
2
National Flag Graphic
192
China
CHN
3
National Flag Graphic
161
Sweden
SWE
4
National Flag Graphic
139
India
IND
5
National Flag Graphic
139
Indonesia
INO
6
National Flag Graphic
122
Mexico
MEX
7
National Flag Graphic
106
Kuwait
KUW
8
National Flag Graphic
100
Nigeria
NIG
9
National Flag Graphic
88
Iran
IRN
10
National Flag Graphic
81
Morocco
MOR
11
National Flag Graphic
81
Chile
CHI
12
National Flag Graphic
70
Colombia
COL
13
National Flag Graphic
68
Qatar
QTR
14
National Flag Graphic
67
Sri Lanka
SRL
15
National Flag Graphic
65
Myanmar
MYA
16
National Flag Graphic
64
South Korea
SKO
17
National Flag Graphic
56
Honduras
HON
18
National Flag Graphic
50
Egypt
EGP
19
National Flag Graphic
45
Russia
RUS
20
National Flag Graphic
43
Taiwan
TAI
21
National Flag Graphic
42
Thailand
THA
22
National Flag Graphic
41
Malaysia
MLY
23
National Flag Graphic
39
Philippines
PHI
24
National Flag Graphic
38
Bahrain
BAH
25
National Flag Graphic
37
Angola
ANG
26
National Flag Graphic
37
Israel
ISR
27
National Flag Graphic
35
United Arab Emirates
UAE
28
National Flag Graphic
35
Laos
LAO
29
National Flag Graphic
34
Turkey
TUR
30
National Flag Graphic
33
Greece
GRE
31
National Flag Graphic
33
Syria
SYR
32
National Flag Graphic
31
Cuba
CUB
33
National Flag Graphic
31
South Africa
SAF
34
National Flag Graphic
29
Venezuela
VEN
35
National Flag Graphic
28
Tunisia
TUN
36
National Flag Graphic
27
Jordan
JOR
37
National Flag Graphic
26
Vietnam
VTN
38
National Flag Graphic
26
Bangladesh
BAN
39
National Flag Graphic
25
Iraq
IRQ
40
National Flag Graphic
24
Spain
SPA
41
National Flag Graphic
23
France
FRA
42
National Flag Graphic
23
Algeria
ALG
43
National Flag Graphic
23
Brazil
BRA
44
National Flag Graphic
22
Cambodia
CMB
45
National Flag Graphic
22
United Kingdom
UKD
46
National Flag Graphic
20
Turkmenistan
TKM
47
National Flag Graphic
20
Canada
CAN
48
National Flag Graphic
19
Portugal
POR
49
National Flag Graphic
19
Albania
ALB
50
National Flag Graphic
18
Nicaragua
NIC
51
National Flag Graphic
17
Paraguay
PAR
52
National Flag Graphic
16
Norway
NOR
53
National Flag Graphic
15
Bolivia
BOL
54
National Flag Graphic
14
Italy
ITA
55
National Flag Graphic
14
Kazakhstan
KAZ
56
National Flag Graphic
13
Ghana
GHA
57
National Flag Graphic
13
Cameroon
CAM
58
National Flag Graphic
13
United States
USA
59
National Flag Graphic
13
Lebanon
LEB
60
National Flag Graphic
13
Denmark
DEN
61
National Flag Graphic
13
Dominican Republic
DOM
62
National Flag Graphic
13
Azerbaijan
AZR
63
National Flag Graphic
13
Australia
AUS
64
National Flag Graphic
12
Georgia
GEO
65
National Flag Graphic
12
Oman
OMA
66
National Flag Graphic
12
Sudan
SUD
67
National Flag Graphic
11
Pakistan
PAK
68
National Flag Graphic
11
Latvia
LAT
69
National Flag Graphic
11
Somalia
SOM
70
National Flag Graphic
11
Ukraine
UKR
71
National Flag Graphic
11
Singapore
SIN
72
National Flag Graphic
10
Guatemala
GUA
73
National Flag Graphic
10
Croatia
CRO
74
National Flag Graphic
10
Argentina
ARG
75
National Flag Graphic
10
Tanzania
TAN
76
National Flag Graphic
9
Saudi Arabia
SAR
77
National Flag Graphic
8
Finland
FIN
78
National Flag Graphic
8
Mozambique
MOZ
79
National Flag Graphic
8
Ireland
IRE
80
National Flag Graphic
7
Serbia
SER
81
National Flag Graphic
7
Kenya
KEN
82
National Flag Graphic
7
Madagascar
MAD
83
National Flag Graphic
7
Sierra Leone
SIE
84
National Flag Graphic
6
Montenegro
MTN
85
National Flag Graphic
6
Namibia
NAM
86
National Flag Graphic
6
Ivory Coast
IVC
87
National Flag Graphic
6
New Zealand
NWZ
88
National Flag Graphic
6
Peru
PER
89
National Flag Graphic
6
Japan
JPN
90
National Flag Graphic
5
Yemen
YEM
91
National Flag Graphic
5
Ecuador
ECU
92
National Flag Graphic
4
Bulgaria
BUL
93
National Flag Graphic
4
Mauritania
MAU
94
National Flag Graphic
4
Lithuania
LIT
95
National Flag Graphic
4
Netherlands
NET
96
National Flag Graphic
4
Poland
POL
97
National Flag Graphic
3
Suriname
SUR
98
National Flag Graphic
3
Gabon
GAB
99
National Flag Graphic
3
Romania
ROM
100
National Flag Graphic
3
El Salvador
ESL
101
National Flag Graphic
3
Uruguay
URU
102
National Flag Graphic
2
Slovenia
SLV
103
National Flag Graphic
2
Belgium
BEL
104
National Flag Graphic
1
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
105
National Flag Graphic
0
Republic of the Congo
ROC
106
National Flag Graphic
0
Estonia
EST
107
National Flag Graphic
0
Uganda
UGA
108
National Flag Graphic
0
Germany
GER
109
National Flag Graphic
0
Panama
PAN
110
National Flag Graphic
0
Liberia
LIB
111
National Flag Graphic
0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
112
National Flag Graphic
0
Libya
LBY