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Submarine Fleet Strength by Country (2021)



Total submarine fleet strength by naval power.



The modern attack submarine is capable of sea- and land-attack through conventional and nuclear means. Beyond their most obvious uses, submarines can be used in support of special forces operations and reconnaissance work. Many modern world navies utilize the submarine, primarily as a deterrent element in territorial waters with most modern, notable forces keeping a standard fleet of about five or more boats.

For the purposes of the GFP ranking, landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force though nations with a standing navy ARE penalized for lacking certain naval assets (like submarines). This GFP listing does not make a distinction between nuclear- and diesel-electric-powered types nor does it take into account submarine classification (conventional attack, nuclear attack), age, and construction quality.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
1
China
CHN
79
2
United States
USA
68
3
Russia
RUS
64
4
North Korea
NKO
36
5
Iran
IRN
29
6
South Korea
SKO
22
7
Japan
JPN
20
8
India
IND
17
9
Turkey
TUR
12
10
Colombia
COL
11
11
United Kingdom
UKD
11
12
Greece
GRE
11
13
France
FRA
10
14
Pakistan
PAK
9
15
Algeria
ALG
8
16
Italy
ITA
8
17
Egypt
EGY
8
18
Norway
NOR
6
19
Germany
GER
6
20
Australia
AUS
6
21
Vietnam
VTN
6
22
Brazil
BRA
6
23
Peru
PER
5
24
Israel
ISR
5
25
Indonesia
INO
5
26
Sweden
SWE
5
27
Chile
CHI
4
28
Canada
CAN
4
29
Netherlands
NET
4
30
Taiwan
TAI
4
31
Azerbaijan
AZR
4
32
South Africa
SAF
3
33
Poland
POL
3
34
Ecuador
ECU
2
35
Portugal
POR
2
36
Malaysia
MLY
2
37
Spain
SPA
2
38
Bangladesh
BAN
2
39
Argentina
ARG
2
40
Venezuela
VEN
2
41
Myanmar
MYA
1
42
Latvia
LAT
0
43
Georgia
GEO
0
44
Denmark
DEN
0
45
Albania
ALB
0
46
Mexico
MEX
0
47
Saudi Arabia
SAR
0
48
Thailand
THA
0
49
Libya
LBY
0
50
Syria
SYR
0
51
Finland
FIN
0
52
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
53
Qatar
QTR
0
54
Sudan
SUD
0
55
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
56
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
57
Guatemala
GUA
0
58
New Zealand
NWZ
0
59
Nicaragua
NIC
0
60
Slovenia
SLV
0
61
Bolivia
BOL
0
62
Kuwait
KUW
0
63
Ireland
IRE
0
64
Estonia
EST
0
65
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
66
Sri Lanka
SRL
0
67
Oman
OMA
0
68
Angola
ANG
0
69
Laos
LAO
0
70
Bulgaria
BUL
0
71
Uganda
UGA
0
72
Cambodia
CMB
0
73
Cameroon
CAM
0
74
United Arab Emirates
UAE
0
75
Montenegro
MTN
0
76
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
77
Eritrea
ERI
0
78
Cuba
CUB
0
79
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
80
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
81
El Salvador
ESL
0
82
Gabon
GAB
0
83
Honduras
HON
0
84
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
85
Suriname
SUR
0
86
Namibia
NAM
0
87
Liberia
LIB
0
88
Panama
PAN
0
89
Philippines
PHI
0
90
Belgium
BEL
0
91
Yemen
YEM
0
92
Iraq
IRQ
0
93
Uruguay
URU
0
94
Mauritania
MAU
0
95
Paraguay
PAR
0
96
Ukraine
UKR
0
97
Singapore
SIN
0
98
Jordan
JOR
0
99
Lithuania
LIT
0
100
Nigeria
NGA
0
101
Croatia
CRO
0
102
Kenya
KEN
0
103
Bahrain
BAH
0
104
Morocco
MOR
0
105
Tunisia
TUN
0
106
Ghana
GHA
0
107
Somalia
SOM
0
108
Serbia
SER
0
109
Tanzania
TAN
0
110
Mozambique
MOZ
0
111
Madagascar
MAD
0
112
Lebanon
LEB
0
113
Romania
ROM
0

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