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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.

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