Tuesday, October 16, 2012

List of the Top 10 Largest Navies in the World

This list of the Top 10 Largest Navies in the World takes into account those warships that are active in service and commissioned. The top 3 biggest navy: United States of America has the largest navy in the world with 12% of the total active warships in the world, followed by Russia 10% with the second largest navy, and China 8% being the third largest navy in the world. These rankings take the country's warships into consideration with the greater weight rather than the navy personnel. Research vessels, supply vessels, training vessels, and other ships without weapons and are less than 250 tonnes displacement are not counted. The number of Landing Ships includes the state's dock landing ships as well as its amphibious transport docks. The Anti-Mine Ships category takes into account both the minesweepers and minehunters of the countries. Missile Submarines are categorized as those armed with ballistic missiles -- Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) while Attack Submarines are those with cruise missiles -- Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) mounted as armaments. The navy personnel include only the active duty servicemen and women. The naval reserves are not counted.

List of the Top 10 Largest Navies in the World:

Rank 1 - United States Navy (USA)

11 Aircraft carriers
10 Amphibious assault ships
21 Landing ships
22 Cruisers
60 Destroyers
30 Frigates
2 Corvettes
100 Patrol boats
14 Anti-mine ship
18 Missile submarines
53 Attack submarines
341 Total Warships
323,700 Navy Personnel


Rank 2 - Russian Navy (RUSSIA)

1 Aircraft carriers
1 Amphibious assault ships
11 Landing ships
4 Cruisers
16 Destroyers
10 Frigates
81 Corvettes
68 Patrol boats
42 Anti-mine ship
16 Missile submarines
32 Attack submarines
282 Total Warships
140,000 Navy Personnel


Rank 3 - People's Liberation Army Navy (CHINA)

0 Aircraft carriers
2 Amphibious assault ships
25 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
26 Destroyers
51 Frigates
0 Corvettes
50 Patrol boats
27 Anti-mine ship
6 Missile submarines
52 Attack submarines
239 Total Warships
250,000 Navy Personnel


Rank 4 - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JAPAN)

0 Aircraft carriers
2 Amphibious assault ships
3 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
10 Destroyers
40 Frigates
0 Corvettes
7 Patrol boats
29 Anti-mine ship
0 Missile submarines
18 Attack submarines
109 Total Warships
45,800 Navy Personnel


Rank 5 - Royal Navy (UK)

1 Aircraft carriers
2 Amphibious assault ships
6 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
8 Destroyers
13 Frigates
0 Corvettes
25 Patrol boats
15 Anti-mine ship
4 Missile submarines
8 Attack submarines
100 Total Warships
36,600 Navy Personnel


Rank 6 - French Navy (FRANCE)

1 Aircraft carriers
3 Amphibious assault ships
2 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
4 Destroyers
19 Frigates
0 Corvettes
15 Patrol boats
18 Anti-mine ship
4 Missile submarines
6 Attack submarines
72 Total Warships
44,000 Navy Personnel


Rank 7 - Indian Navy (INDIA)

1 Aircraft carriers
1 Amphibious assault ships
19 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
8 Destroyers
12 Frigates
24 Corvettes
32 Patrol boats
8 Anti-mine ship
1 Missile submarines
14 Attack submarines
155 Total Warships
58,350 Navy Personnel


Rank 8 - Republic of Korea Navy (SOUTH KOREA)

0 Aircraft carriers
1 Amphibious assault ships
0 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
10 Destroyers
9 Frigates
25 Corvettes
2 Patrol boats
10 Anti-mine ship
0 Missile submarines
13 Attack submarines
70 Total Warships
68,000 Navy Personnel


Rank 9 - Italian Navy / Marina Militare (ITALY)

2 Aircraft carriers
0 Amphibious assault ships
3 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
4 Destroyers
12 Frigates
8 Corvettes
14 Patrol boats
17 Anti-mine ship
0 Missile submarines
6 Attack submarines
66 Total Warships
35,200 Navy Personnel


Rank 10 - Republic of China Navy (TAIWAN)

0 Aircraft carriers
0 Amphibious assault ships
0 Landing ships
0 Cruisers
4 Destroyers
22 Frigates
0 Corvettes
12 Patrol boats
8 Anti-mine ship
0 Missile submarines
2 Attack submarines
48 Total Warships
38,000 Navy Personnel


Note:
These numbers can change anytime because countries or states have always ships under construction, ships finishing their effective life, or have future plans of purchase and other factors affecting the matters of the nation/state. Also, in the state of war, these numbers can largely increase in a short period of time, the same applies to the number of navy personnel.

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6 comments:

  1. The British and French navy deserve better rankings. The chinese navy is ranked much higher than what is deserves. Plz look into it.
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  2. NATO navies are specialising in order to save money and be more effective, for example the Royal Navy has a much admired anti-submarine warfare role which even the top brass in the all-powerful US Navy admire. This means that looking at numbers alone doesn't tell the full story.

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  3. India aircraft carrier has increased to 2 now..new added is INS Vikramaditya. you can see at http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/where-indian-navy-s-aircraft-carrier-pilots-hone-their-skills-541186

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  4. Naval industry also one of the major defense system in the world.Daily it is getting more powerful with addition of latest vessels,destroyers and more.There are some biggest warships in the Naval industry.Found some of the major world's biggest destroyer ships based on full load displacement.

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  5. ultimately when we consider every single fact it is obvious the fact that portray the army strength of ASIA , China , japan south and north Korea and India the big countries of the Asia are holding their positions and it's clear that these countries possess much more power than Europe in others words ... shame on Europe no sooner than they will be equal with USA

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