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Submarine Fleet Strength by Country (2021)



NAVAL POWER | FLEET STRENGTH

Ranking total number of submarine craft by country, from highest to lowest.



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.
Photograph of the bridge (helm) of an American Navy submarine.
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
Greece
GRE
11
12
United Kingdom
UKD
11
13
France
FRA
10
14
Pakistan
PAK
9
15
Algeria
ALG
8
16
Egypt
EGY
8
17
Italy
ITA
8
18
Australia
AUS
6
19
Brazil
BRA
6
20
Germany
GER
6
21
Norway
NOR
6
22
Vietnam
VTN
6
23
Indonesia
INO
5
24
Israel
ISR
5
25
Peru
PER
5
26
Sweden
SWE
5
27
Azerbaijan
AZR
4
28
Canada
CAN
4
29
Chile
CHI
4
30
Netherlands
NET
4
31
Taiwan
TAI
4
32
Poland
POL
3
33
South Africa
SAF
3
34
Argentina
ARG
2
35
Bangladesh
BAN
2
36
Ecuador
ECU
2
37
Malaysia
MLY
2
38
Portugal
POR
2
39
Spain
SPA
2
40
Venezuela
VEN
2
41
Myanmar
MYA
1
42
Albania
ALB
0
43
Angola
ANG
0
44
Bahrain
BAH
0
45
Belgium
BEL
0
46
Bolivia
BOL
0
47
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
48
Bulgaria
BUL
0
49
Cambodia
CMB
0
50
Cameroon
CAM
0
51
Croatia
CRO
0
52
Cuba
CUB
0
53
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
54
Denmark
DEN
0
55
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
56
El Salvador
ESL
0
57
Eritrea
ERI
0
58
Estonia
EST
0
59
Finland
FIN
0
60
Gabon
GAB
0
61
Georgia
GEO
0
62
Ghana
GHA
0
63
Guatemala
GUA
0
64
Honduras
HON
0
65
Iraq
IRQ
0
66
Ireland
IRE
0
67
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
68
Jordan
JOR
0
69
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
70
Kenya
KEN
0
71
Kuwait
KUW
0
72
Laos
LAO
0
73
Latvia
LAT
0
74
Lebanon
LEB
0
75
Liberia
LIB
0
76
Libya
LBY
0
77
Lithuania
LIT
0
78
Madagascar
MAD
0
79
Mauritania
MAU
0
80
Mexico
MEX
0
81
Montenegro
MTN
0
82
Morocco
MOR
0
83
Mozambique
MOZ
0
84
Namibia
NAM
0
85
New Zealand
NWZ
0
86
Nicaragua
NIC
0
87
Nigeria
NGA
0
88
Oman
OMA
0
89
Panama
PAN
0
90
Paraguay
PAR
0
91
Philippines
PHI
0
92
Qatar
QTR
0
93
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
94
Romania
ROM
0
95
Saudi Arabia
SAR
0
96
Serbia
SER
0
97
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
98
Singapore
SIN
0
99
Slovenia
SLV
0
100
Somalia
SOM
0
101
Sri Lanka
SRL
0
102
Sudan
SUD
0
103
Suriname
SUR
0
104
Syria
SYR
0
105
Tanzania
TAN
0
106
Thailand
THA
0
107
Tunisia
TUN
0
108
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
109
Uganda
UGA
0
110
Ukraine
UKR
0
111
United Arab Emirates
UAE
0
112
Uruguay
URU
0
113
Yemen
YEM
0
114
Afghanistan
AFG
0
115
Armenia
ARM
0
116
Austria
AST
0
117
Belarus
BLR
0
118
Bhutan
BUT
0
119
Botswana
BOT
0
120
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
121
Central African Republic
CAR
0
122
Chad
CHD
0
123
Czechia
CZC
0
124
Ethiopia
ETH
0
125
Hungary
HUN
0
126
Kosovo
KOS
0
127
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
128
Mali
MAL
0
129
Moldova
MOL
0
130
Mongolia
MON
0
131
Nepal
NEP
0
132
Niger
NGR
0
133
North Macedonia
MAC
0
134
Slovakia
SLK
0
135
South Sudan
SSU
0
136
Switzerland
SWI
0
137
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
138
Uzbekistan
UZB
0
139
Zambia
ZAM
0
140
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0

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