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