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Total Naval Strength by Country

The second oldest battlefield on earth - the sea - pushes the need for leading military powers to field a strong, capable navy.

Total Naval Strength by Country

The second oldest battlefield on earth - the sea - pushes the need for leading military powers to field a strong, capable navy.

OVERVIEW



For thousands of years, strength at sea has been one of the defining military factors of any world power. Naval strength is used to respond to territorial disputes as well as enforce maritime borders and protect national interests. Today's navies are often required to operate thousands of miles away from homeports with combat not necessarily requiring line-of-sight. Couple these qualities with the expansive reach of carrier aircraft, naval helicopters and UAVs and the oceans become a lethal battlefield all their own.

The listing below includes battleforce ships made up of aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, corvettes, torpedo boats, patrol boats, amphibious support craft and landing craft (regardless of onboard technology employed, crew training, fleet quality, etc...). Auxiliary vessels are also included. Landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force and are, thus, excluded from this particular list.


1
National Flag Graphic
967
North Korea
NKO
2
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714
China
CHN
3
National Flag Graphic
415
United States
USA
4
National Flag Graphic
398
Iran
IRN
5
National Flag Graphic
352
Russia
RUS
6
National Flag Graphic
319
Egypt
EGP
7
National Flag Graphic
295
India
IND
8
National Flag Graphic
270
Finland
FIN
9
National Flag Graphic
234
Colombia
COL
10
National Flag Graphic
221
Indonesia
INO
11
National Flag Graphic
197
Pakistan
PAK
12
National Flag Graphic
194
Turkey
TUR
13
National Flag Graphic
173
Bolivia
BOL
14
National Flag Graphic
166
South Korea
SKO
15
National Flag Graphic
155
Myanmar
MYA
16
National Flag Graphic
143
Italy
ITA
17
National Flag Graphic
143
Mexico
MEX
18
National Flag Graphic
131
Japan
JPN
19
National Flag Graphic
121
Morocco
MOR
20
National Flag Graphic
119
Philippines
PHI
21
National Flag Graphic
118
France
FRA
22
National Flag Graphic
115
Greece
GRE
23
National Flag Graphic
110
Brazil
BRA
24
National Flag Graphic
90
Denmark
DEN
25
National Flag Graphic
89
Bangladesh
BAN
26
National Flag Graphic
87
Taiwan
TAI
27
National Flag Graphic
85
Algeria
ALG
28
National Flag Graphic
83
Poland
POL
29
National Flag Graphic
81
Thailand
THA
30
National Flag Graphic
81
Germany
GER
31
National Flag Graphic
80
Qatar
QTR
32
National Flag Graphic
76
United Kingdom
UKD
33
National Flag Graphic
75
United Arab Emirates
UAE
34
National Flag Graphic
75
Nigeria
NIG
35
National Flag Graphic
69
Chile
CHI
36
National Flag Graphic
65
Vietnam
VTN
37
National Flag Graphic
65
Israel
ISR
38
National Flag Graphic
64
Cameroon
CAM
39
National Flag Graphic
63
Canada
CAN
40
National Flag Graphic
63
Sweden
SWE
41
National Flag Graphic
62
Norway
NOR
42
National Flag Graphic
61
Malaysia
MLY
43
National Flag Graphic
60
Peru
PER
44
National Flag Graphic
60
Iraq
IRQ
45
National Flag Graphic
59
Honduras
HON
46
National Flag Graphic
57
Angola
ANG
47
National Flag Graphic
57
Lebanon
LEB
48
National Flag Graphic
56
Syria
SYR
49
National Flag Graphic
56
Netherlands
NET
50
National Flag Graphic
55
Saudi Arabia
SAR
51
National Flag Graphic
50
Tunisia
TUN
52
National Flag Graphic
50
Venezuela
VEN
53
National Flag Graphic
48
Romania
ROM
54
National Flag Graphic
47
Australia
AUS
55
National Flag Graphic
46
Spain
SPA
56
National Flag Graphic
42
Argentina
ARG
57
National Flag Graphic
41
Portugal
POR
58
National Flag Graphic
40
Sri Lanka
SRL
59
National Flag Graphic
40
Singapore
SIN
60
National Flag Graphic
40
Paraguay
PAR
61
National Flag Graphic
39
Bahrain
BAH
62
National Flag Graphic
38
Albania
ALB
63
National Flag Graphic
38
Kuwait
KUW
64
National Flag Graphic
37
Jordan
JOR
65
National Flag Graphic
36
Laos
LAO
66
National Flag Graphic
33
Dominican Republic
DOM
67
National Flag Graphic
31
Azerbaijan
AZR
68
National Flag Graphic
30
Nicaragua
NIC
69
National Flag Graphic
30
South Africa
SAF
70
National Flag Graphic
30
Yemen
YEM
71
National Flag Graphic
29
Bulgaria
BUL
72
National Flag Graphic
28
Croatia
CRO
73
National Flag Graphic
27
Cambodia
CMB
74
National Flag Graphic
26
Guatemala
GUA
75
National Flag Graphic
25
Ukraine
UKR
76
National Flag Graphic
20
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
77
National Flag Graphic
20
Uruguay
URU
78
National Flag Graphic
20
Ghana
GHA
79
National Flag Graphic
20
Panama
PAN
80
National Flag Graphic
19
Serbia
SER
81
National Flag Graphic
19
Ecuador
ECU
82
National Flag Graphic
19
Kenya
KEN
83
National Flag Graphic
19
Tanzania
TAN
84
National Flag Graphic
18
Montenegro
MTN
85
National Flag Graphic
18
Latvia
LAT
86
National Flag Graphic
18
Sudan
SUD
87
National Flag Graphic
17
Belgium
BEL
88
National Flag Graphic
16
Oman
OMA
89
National Flag Graphic
15
Kazakhstan
KAZ
90
National Flag Graphic
12
Lithuania
LIT
91
National Flag Graphic
12
Cuba
CUB
92
National Flag Graphic
11
New Zealand
NWZ
93
National Flag Graphic
10
Sierra Leone
SIE
94
National Flag Graphic
10
Ivory Coast
IVC
95
National Flag Graphic
10
Gabon
GAB
96
National Flag Graphic
9
Georgia
GEO
97
National Flag Graphic
8
Ireland
IRE
98
National Flag Graphic
8
Namibia
NAM
99
National Flag Graphic
8
Madagascar
MAD
100
National Flag Graphic
8
Uganda
UGA
101
National Flag Graphic
8
Mozambique
MOZ
102
National Flag Graphic
6
Estonia
EST
103
National Flag Graphic
6
Republic of the Congo
ROC
104
National Flag Graphic
5
Libya
LBY
105
National Flag Graphic
5
Mauritania
MAU
106
National Flag Graphic
4
El Salvador
ESL
107
National Flag Graphic
4
Turkmenistan
TKM
108
National Flag Graphic
3
Suriname
SUR
109
National Flag Graphic
3
Somalia
SOM
110
National Flag Graphic
2
Slovenia
SLV
111
National Flag Graphic
0
Macedonia
MAC
112
National Flag Graphic
0
Liberia
LIB
113
National Flag Graphic
0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS