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The following table lists numbers of warships in service, by type and by country.

Guide to table[edit | edit source]

  • The table only counts warships that are commissioned (or equivalent) and active (not under repair).
  • Ceremonial vessels, research vessels, supply vessels, training vessels, and unarmed icebreakers are not included.
  • Surface vessels displacing less than 250 tonnes are not included, regardless of other characteristics.
  • Armed submarines are included.
  • Patrol boats are included, even if they work for a force separate from the country's navy (for example, the Medium Endurance Cutters of the United States Coast Guard).
  • The "landing ship" category includes dock landing ships and amphibious transport docks.
  • The "anti-mine ship" category includes minesweepers and minehunters.
  • The "missile sub." category includes ballistic missile submarines only. Cruise missile submarines are counted as attack submarines.
  • Vessels are categorized by size and purpose in accordance with the most broadly accepted definitions. For example, some large frigates may be counted as destroyers.
  • Totals are approximate: data on some countries' brown water forces may be scarce.
  • The ranking of countries is partly arbitrary. Generally, total tonnage of ships is more important than total number of ships.
  • The vessels are grouped into three main types (indicated by colors): red for carriers, green for combatants, and blue for submarines.

The table[edit | edit source]

Rank (sorted by tonnage)[citation needed]
Country
Aircraft carrier
Amphibious assault ship
Landing Ship
Cruiser
Destroyer
Frigate
Corvette
Patrol boat
Anti-mine ship
Missile sub.
Attack sub.
Total
Tonnage
World total 18 23 44 28 171 411 301 1,190 443 49 398 3,074
1  United States Navy 10 9 21 22 62 24 2 209 14 14 57 445 3,415,893
2  Russian Navy 1 0 0 5 13 4 74 0 34 11 38 179 845,730
3  People's Liberation Army Navy 1 0 3 0 24 45 8 236 107 5 55 484 659,578
4  Royal Navy 2 2 9 (RFA) 0 6 13 0 24 15 4 7 58 380,262
5  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 0 2 3 0 26 13 6 6 29 0 16 103 363,720
6  French Navy 1 3 1 0 0 22 9 14 18 4 6 78 311,740
7  Indian Navy 1 0 1 0 8 15 24 23 7 1 14 95 226,407
8  Republic of Korea Navy 0 1 0 0 12 10 21 9 10 0 13 66 178,710
9  Marina Militare 2 0 3 0 4 12 9 17 10 0 6 62 173,549
10  Republic of China Navy 0 0 0 0 4 22 0 12 8 0 2 48 151,662
11  Brazilian Navy 1 0 0 0 0 9 5 30 6 0 5 58 150,033
12  Spanish Navy 0 1 2 0 0 11 0 18 6 0 3 42 148,607
13  Turkish Navy 0 0 0 0 0 16 8 29 20 0 14 87 144,748
14  Indonesian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 11 23 56 10 0 5 64 125,774
15  Hellenic Navy 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 20 10 0 8 51 105,953
16  Royal Australian Navy 0 1 1 0 0 12 0 14 6 0 6 49 98,426
17  Royal Canadian Navy 0 0 0 0 3 12 0 12 0 0 4 31 94,000
18  German Navy 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 10 17 0 4 49 87,563
19  Royal Netherlands Navy 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 4 10 0 4 27 79,076
20  Korean People's Navy 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 23 10 0 62 98 76,135
21  Republic of Singapore Navy 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 12 4 0 6 38 72,040
22  Chilean Navy 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 6 0 0 4 19 67,880
23  Peruvian Navy 0 0 0 1 0 8 6 6 0 0 6 30 62,762
24  Egyptian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 18 15 0 4 48 61,874
25  Pakistan Navy 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 3 0 5 21 52,144
26  Royal Danish Navy 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 16 51,235
27  Royal Thai Navy 1 0 0 0 0 12 5 20 7 0 0 45 43,916
28  Royal Norwegian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 18 8 0 6 37 37,172
29  Portuguese Navy 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 21 0 0 2 35 33,570
30  Royal New Zealand Navy 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 9 29,071
31  Algerian National Navy 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 19 1 0 4 35 28,260
32  Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 0 0 0 0 3 5 2 15 1 0 12 39
33  Bolivarian Armada of Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 4 0 0 2 20
34  Mexican Navy 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 38 6 0 0 52
35  Philippine Navy 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 38 0 0 0 53
36  Israeli Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 42 0 0 4 49
37  Argentine Navy 0 0 0 0 4 0 9 8 3 0 3 27
38  South African Navy 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5
39  Colombian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 8
40  Vietnamese People's Navy 0 0 0 0 0 7 11 28 0 0 6 52
41  Ukrainian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 1 11
42  Swedish Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 11 0 5 34
43  Royal Malaysian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 31 4 0 2 47
44  Polish Navy 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 20 0 5 35
45  Bulgarian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 10 0 0 19
46  Romanian Naval Forces 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 3 5 0 0 18
47  Libyan Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48  Royal Saudi Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49  United Arab Emirates Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50  Ireland Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 8,372
51  Kuwait Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52  Belgian Navy 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 8
53  Finnish Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 14 0 0 24
54  Slovenia Navy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

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