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