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This is a list of navies, present and historical.

Current naval status, by countryEdit

Navies for all present countries are shown below. Countries without navies are also indicated.

Country Navy Founded Endonym Ref.
  Abkhazia   Abkhazian Navy 1992; 27 years ago (1992) Военно-морские силы Республики Абхазия
  Albania   Albanian Naval Force 1925; 94 years ago (1925) Forcat e Mbrojtes Detare Shqipetare [1]
  Algeria   Algerian National Navy 1962; 57 years ago (1962) البحرية الوطنية الجزائرية
  Angola   Angolan Navy 1977; 42 years ago (1977) Marinha de Guerra Angolana [2]
  Antigua and Barbuda   Antigua and Barbuda Coast Guard 1981; 38 years ago (1981)
  Argentina   Argentine Navy 1810; 209 years ago (1810) Armada de la República Argentina
  Australia   Royal Australian Navy 1911; 108 years ago (1911) [3]
  Azerbaijan   Azerbaijani Navy 1918; 101 years ago (1918) Azərbaycan hərbi dəniz qüvvələri
  Bahamas   Royal Bahamas Defence Force 1980; 39 years ago (1980)
  Bahrain   Royal Bahrain Naval Force 1969; 50 years ago (1969) البحرية الملكية البحرينية
  Bangladesh   Bangladesh Navy 1971; 48 years ago (1971) বাংলাদেশ নৌ বাহিনী
  Barbados   Barbados Coast Guard 1979; 40 years ago (1979)
  Belgium   Belgian Navy 1937; 82 years ago (1937) Marinecomponent/Composante Marine
  Belize Belize Coast Guard Service 1978; 41 years ago (1978) [4]
  Benin   Benin Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Forces Navales Beninois
  Brazil   Brazilian Navy 1822; 197 years ago (1822) Marinha do Brasil
  Brunei   Royal Brunei Navy 1965; 54 years ago (1965) Tentera Laut Diraja Brunei [5]
  Bulgaria   Bulgarian Navy 1899; 120 years ago (1899) Български Военноморски Сили [6]
  Cambodia   Royal Cambodian Navy 1953; 66 years ago (1953) កងទ័ពជើងទឹកកម្ពុជា
  Cameroon   Cameroon Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Marine nationale
  Canada   Royal Canadian Navy 1910; 109 years ago (1910) Marine royale canadienne [7]
  Cape Verde   Cape Verde Navy 1975; 44 years ago (1975) Guarda Costeira
  Chile   Chilean Navy 1817; 202 years ago (1817) Armada de Chile
  People's Republic of China   People's Liberation Army Navy 1950; 69 years ago (1950) 中国人民解放军海军
Zhōngguó Rénmín Jiěfàngjūn Hǎijūn
  Colombia   Colombian National Navy 1810; 209 years ago (1810) Armada Nacional de Colombia
  Comoros   Comorian Navy 1997; 22 years ago (1997) Garde-côtes
  Democratic Republic of the Congo   Navy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Marine Nationale
  Republic of the Congo   Congolese Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Marine Nationale
  Costa Rica   Civil Guard (Costa Rica) 1949; 70 years ago (1949) Guardia Civil
  Côte d'Ivoire   Ivorian Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Marine Nationale
  Croatia   Croatian Navy 1991; 28 years ago (1991) Hrvatska Ratna Mornarica
  Cuba   Cuban Revolutionary Navy 1895; 124 years ago (1895) Marina de Guerra Revolucionaria
  Cyprus   Cyprus Navy 1964; 55 years ago (1964) Ναυτική Δυναμή Κύπρου
  Northern Cyprus   Navy of Northern Cyprus 1976; 43 years ago (1976)
  Denmark   Royal Danish Navy 1510; 509 years ago (1510) Søværnet [8]
  Djibouti   Djiboutian Navy 1979; 40 years ago (1979) Garde-Cotes
  Dominican Republic   Dominican Navy 1844; 175 years ago (1844) Marina de Guerra Dominicana
  East Timor   East Timorese Navy 2001; 18 years ago (2001) Marinha de Guerra de Timor-Leste
  Ecuador   Ecuadorian Navy 1832; 187 years ago (1832) Armada del Ecuador
  Egypt   Egyptian Navy 1800; 219 years ago (1800) البحرية المصرية
  El Salvador   Navy of El Salvador 1842; 177 years ago (1842) Fuerza Naval de El Salvador
  Equatorial Guinea   Navy of Equatorial Guinea 1968; 51 years ago (1968) Marina de guerra
  Eritrea   Eritrean Navy 1961; 58 years ago (1961)
  Estonia   Estonian Navy 1918; 101 years ago (1918) Merevägi
  Fiji   Fijian Navy 1970; 49 years ago (1970)
  Finland   Finnish Navy 1918; 101 years ago (1918) Suomen merivoimat, Finländska marinen
  France   French Navy 1624; 395 years ago (1624) Marine Nationale [9]
  Gabon   Gabonese Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Marine Nationale
  Gambia   Gambian Navy 1965; 54 years ago (1965) Marine Nationale
  Georgia   Georgian Navy 1998; 21 years ago (1998) საქართველოს სამხედრო საზღვაო ძალები
  Germany   German Navy 1956; 63 years ago (1956) Deutsche Marine [10]
  Ghana   Ghana Navy 1959; 60 years ago (1959)
  Greece   Hellenic Navy 1828; 191 years ago (1828) Πολεμικό Ναυτικό Polemikó Nautikó
  Grenada   Coast Guard of Grenada 1974; 45 years ago (1974)
  Guatemala   Guatemalan Navy 1964; 55 years ago (1964) Armada de Guatemala
  Guinea   Navy of Guinea-Conakry 1958; 61 years ago (1958) Marine de guerre
  Guinea-Bissau   Guinean Navy 1973; 46 years ago (1973)
  Guyana   Guyanese Coast Guard 1966; 53 years ago (1966)
  Haiti Haitian Coast Guard 2011; 8 years ago (2011)
  Honduras   Honduran Navy 1976; 43 years ago (1976) Fuerza Naval de Honduras
  Iceland   Icelandic Coast Guard 1920; 99 years ago (1920) Landhelgisgæsla Íslands
  India   Indian Navy 1612; 407 years ago (1612) भारतीय नौ सेना
Bhāratīya Nau Senā
[11]
  Indonesia   Indonesian Navy 1945; 74 years ago (1945) Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut
  Iran   Islamic Republic of Iran Navy 1923; 96 years ago (1923) نیروی دریایی جمهوری اسلامی ایران
  Iran Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 1985; 34 years ago (1985)
  Iraq   Iraqi Navy 1937; 82 years ago (1937) البحرية العراقية
  Ireland   Irish Naval Service 1946; 73 years ago (1946) Serbhís Cabhlaigh na hÉireann
  Israel   Israeli Navy 1948; 71 years ago (1948) חיל הים הישראלי Heil HaYam HaYisraeli
  Italy   Marina Militare 1946; 73 years ago (1946) Marina Militare
  Jamaica   Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard 1962; 57 years ago (1962)
  Japan   Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 1954; 65 years ago (1954) 海上自衛隊
  Jordan   Royal Jordanian Navy 1920; 99 years ago (1920) القوة البحرية الاردنية
  Kazakhstan   Kazakh Naval Forces 2003; 16 years ago (2003) Военно-морские силы Казахстана
  Kenya   Kenya Navy 1964; 55 years ago (1964)
  North Korea   Korean People's Army Naval Force 1946; 73 years ago (1946) 조선인민군 해군
  South Korea   Republic of Korea Navy 1945; 74 years ago (1945) 대한민국 해군
  Kuwait   Kuwait Navy 1961; 58 years ago (1961) القوة البحرية الكويتية
  Latvia   Latvian Naval Forces 1919; 100 years ago (1919) Latvijas Jūras Spēki
  Lebanon   Lebanese Navy 1950; 69 years ago (1950) القوات البحرية اللبنانية
  Liberia   Liberian National Coast Guard 1908; 111 years ago (1908)
  Libya   Libyan Navy 1962; 57 years ago (1962) البحرية الليبية
  Lithuania   Lithuanian Naval Force 1935; 84 years ago (1935) Lietuvos Karinės Jūrų Pajėgos [12]
  Madagascar   Malagasy Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Tafika andranomasina
  Malawi   Malawi Navy 1970; 49 years ago (1970)
  Malaysia   Royal Malaysian Navy 1934; 85 years ago (1934) Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia
  Maldives   Maldivian Coast Guard 1980; 39 years ago (1980)
  Malta   Maritime Squadron of the Armed Forces of Malta 1970; 49 years ago (1970) Skwadra Marittima tal-Forzi Armati ta' Malta
  Mauritania   Mauritanian Navy 1966; 53 years ago (1966) القوات البحرية
  Mauritius   National Coast Guard of Mauritius 1968; 51 years ago (1968) marine mauricienne
  Mexico   Mexican Navy 1821; 198 years ago (1821) Armada de México
  Mongolia   Mongolian Navy 1930; 89 years ago (1930) [13][14]
  Montenegro   Montenegrin Navy 2006; 13 years ago (2006) Mornarica Vojske Crne Gore [15]
  Morocco   Royal Moroccan Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) البحرية الملكية المغربية
  Mozambique   Mozambique Navy 1994; 25 years ago (1994)
  Myanmar   Myanmar Navy 1947; 72 years ago (1947) တပ်မတော် (ရေ)
  Namibia   Namibian Navy 2004; 15 years ago (2004)
  The Netherlands   Royal Netherlands Navy 1488; 531 years ago (1488) Koninklijke Marine [16]
  New Zealand   Royal New Zealand Navy 1941; 78 years ago (1941) Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa
  Nicaragua   Nicaraguan Navy 1979; 40 years ago (1979) La Marina de Guerra
  Nigeria   Nigerian Navy 1956; 63 years ago (1956)
  Norway   Royal Norwegian Navy 1814; 205 years ago (1814) Sjøforsvaret [17]
  Oman   Royal Navy of Oman 1907; 112 years ago (1907) بحرية عمان السلطانية
  Pakistan   Pakistan Navy 1947; 72 years ago (1947) پاک بحریہ
  Panama National Aeronaval Service 2008; 11 years ago (2008) Servicio Nacional Aeronaval
  Papua New Guinea   Papua New Guinea Maritime Element 1973; 46 years ago (1973)
  Paraguay   Paraguayan Navy 1961; 58 years ago (1961) Armada Paraguaya
  Peru   Peruvian Navy 1821; 198 years ago (1821) Marina de Guerra del Perú
  Philippines   Philippine Navy 1898; 121 years ago (1898) Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas
Armada Filipina
  Poland   Polish Navy 1918; 101 years ago (1918) Marynarka Wojenna RP
  Portugal   Portuguese Navy 1317; 702 years ago (1317) Marinha Portuguesa
  Qatar   Qatari Emiri Navy 1971; 48 years ago (1971) البحرية القطرية
  Romania   Romanian Naval Forces 1860; 159 years ago (1860) Forţele Navale Române
  Russia   Russian Navy 1696; 323 years ago (1696) Военно Морской Флот
Voyenno-Morskoy Flot Rossii
[18]
  Sao Tome and Principe   Sao Tome and Principe Navy 1968; 51 years ago (1968) Guarda Costeira
  Saudi Arabia   Royal Saudi Navy 1796; 223 years ago (1796) البحرية الملكية السعودية
  Senegal   Senegalese Navy 1961; 58 years ago (1961) Armée de mer
  Seychelles   Seychelles Coast Guard 1992; 27 years ago (1992)
  Serbia   Serbian River Flotilla 1833; 186 years ago (1833) Речна Флотила
  Sierra Leone   Sierra Leone Navy 1961; 58 years ago (1961)
  Singapore   Republic of Singapore Navy 1967; 52 years ago (1967) Angkatan Laut Republik Singapura
  Slovenia   Slovenian Navy 1991; 28 years ago (1991) Slovenska Mornarica
  Somalia   Somali Navy 1952; 67 years ago (1952) Ciidamada Badda Soomaliyeed
  Somaliland   Somaliland Navy 2009; 10 years ago (2009)
  South Africa   South African Navy 1851; 168 years ago (1851) Suid-Afrikaanse Vloot
  Spain   Spanish Navy 1479; 540 years ago (1479) Armada Española
  Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka Navy 1950; 69 years ago (1950) ශ්‍රී ලංකා නාවික හමුදාව
Sri Lanka Navika Hamudawa
[19]
  Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard 1896; 123 years ago (1896)
  Sudan   Sudanese Navy 1962; 57 years ago (1962) الحرس الجمهوري
  Suriname   Suriname Navy 1977; 42 years ago (1977)
  Sweden   Swedish Navy 1522; 497 years ago (1522) Marinen [20]
   Switzerland   Swiss Navy
?
  Syria   Syrian Arab Navy 1946; 73 years ago (1946) البحرية العربية السورية
  Republic of China (Taiwan)   Republic of China Navy 1924; 95 years ago (1924) 中華民國海軍 Zhōnghuá Mínguó Hǎijūn
  Tanzania   Tanzania Naval Command 1971; 48 years ago (1971) Kamandi ya Jeshi la Majini
  Thailand   Royal Thai Navy 1887; 132 years ago (1887) กองทัพเรือ [21]
  Togo   Togolese Navy 1960; 59 years ago (1960) Marine Nationale
  Tonga   Tongan Maritime Force 1973; 46 years ago (1973)
  Trinidad and Tobago   Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard 1962; 57 years ago (1962)
  Tunisia   Tunisia Navy 1959; 60 years ago (1959) Marine nationale tunisienne
  Turkey   Turkish Naval Forces 1920; 99 years ago (1920) Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri [22]
  Turkmenistan   Turkmen Naval Forces 1992; 27 years ago (1992) Türkmenistanyň Harby-deňiz Güýçleriis
  Ukraine   Ukrainian Navy 1992; 27 years ago (1992) Військово-Морські Сили України
  United Arab Emirates   United Arab Emirates Navy 1971; 48 years ago (1971) البحرية الإماراتية
  United Kingdom   Royal Navy 1546; 473 years ago (1546) [23]
  United States   United States Navy 1775; 244 years ago (1775) [24]
  Uruguay   National Navy of Uruguay 1817; 202 years ago (1817) Armada Nacional de Uruguay
  Uzbekistan   Uzbekistan Naval Forces 1992; 27 years ago (1992)
  Venezuela   Bolivarian Armada of Venezuela 1811; 208 years ago (1811) Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela [25]
  Vietnam   Vietnam People's Navy 1955; 64 years ago (1955) Hải quân Nhân dân Việt Nam
  Yemen   Yemeni Navy 1990; 29 years ago (1990) القوات البحرية اليمنية

Historical naviesEdit

Country Navy Period
  Albanian Kingdom   Royal Albanian Navy 1914 - 1939
  Australia   Colonial navies of Australia 19th Century-1911
  Austria-Hungary   Austro-Hungarian Navy 1867–1919
  Margraviate of Brandenburg   Brandenburg Navy 16th Century-1701
  Empire of Brazil   Imperial Brazilian Navy 1822-1889
  Bulgarian Empire Medieval Bulgarian navy 11th Century-12th Century
  Byzantine Empire   Byzantine navy 330–1453
  Canada   Provincial Marine 1796-1910
Chola Empire Chola Navy 3rd century-12 century
  Confederate States of America   Confederate States Navy 1861–1865
  Independent State of Croatia   Navy of the Independent State of Croatia 1941-1945
  Czechoslovakia   Czechoslovakian Naval Forces (Landlocked country) 1918-1959
  Denmark–Norway   Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy 1509–1814
  East African Community   Royal East African Navy 1952-1962
Ancient Egypt Ancient Egyptian Navy ?-?
  Fatimid Caliphate   Fatimid navy 909-1171
  Kingdom of England   Navy Royale/Royal Navy c.1000–1707
  Ethiopian Empire   Imperial Ethiopian Navy 1955–1974
  Ethiopia   Ethiopian Navy 1974–1996
  Free France   Free French Naval Forces 1940–1945
  German Confederation   Reichsflotte 1848-1852
  North German Confederation   North German Federal Navy 1867-1871
  German Empire   Imperial German Navy 1871–1919
  Weimar Republic   Reichsmarine 1919–1935
  Nazi Germany   Kriegsmarine 1935–1945
  Allied-occupied Germany   German Mine Sweeping Administration 1945-1948
  German Democratic Republic Main Administration Sea Police 1950-1956
  German Democratic Republic   Volksmarine 1956–1990
  Republic of Genoa   Genoese Navy 1005-1815
  Kingdom of Greece Greek People's Liberation Navy 1942-1945
  India   Royal Indian Navy 1612-1950
  Kingdom of Italy   Regia Marina 1861–1946
  Kingdom of Italy   Italian Co-belligerent Navy 1943-1946
  Italian Social Republic   Marina Nazionale Repubblicana 1943-1945
  Khmer Republic   Khmer National Navy 1970-1975
  Joseon Joseon Navy 1419-1895
  Korean Empire   Imperial Korean Navy (대한제국 해군) 1895-1905
  Empire of Japan   Imperial Japanese Navy (大日本帝國海軍) 1869–1947
  Kingdom of Laos   Royal Lao Navy (Landlocked country) 1955-1975
  Manchukuo   Manchukuo Imperial Navy (江上軍) 1932–1945
  Maratha Empire   Maratha Navy 1650-1750
  Batavian Republic   Batavian Republic Navy 1795-1806
  Netherlands East Indies   Government Navy 1861-1949
  New Zealand   New Zealand Naval Forces 1913-1921
  New Zealand   New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy 1921-1941
  Order of Saint John of Jerusalem   Navy of the Order of Saint John c.1291–1798
  Ottoman Empire   Ottoman Navy c.1300–1923
  Papal States   Papal Navy 840s-1878
  Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth   Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy ?-1637
  Prussia   Prussian Navy 1701–1867
  Qing Dynasty   Imperial Chinese Navy (北洋艦隊) 1871–1895
Roman Republic / Roman Empire Roman Navy (Classis) 311 BC–476 AD
  Russian Empire   Imperial Russian Navy 1696-1917
  Sasanian Empire Sasanian navy ?-651
  Kingdom of Scotland   Royal Scots Navy Middle Ages –1707
  Soviet Union   Soviet Navy (Военно-морской флот СССР) 1920–1991
  Kingdom of Yugoslavia   Royal Yugoslav Navy 1918–1941
  SFR Yugoslavia   Yugoslav Navy 1946–1991
  Serbia and Montenegro   Navy of Serbia and Montenegro 2003–2006
  South Vietnam   Republic of Vietnam Navy 1952–1975
  Spanish Republic   Spanish Republican Navy 1931-1939
  Tamil Eelam   Sea Tigers 1984-2009
  Republic of Texas   Texas Navy 1835-1846
  Two Sicilies   Real Marina of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies ?-1861
  Ukrainian People's Republic   Navy of the Ukrainian People's Republic 1917-1921
  United States of America   Continental Navy 1775–1785
  United States   Union Navy 1861-1865
  Republic of Venice   Venetian Navy 8th Century-1797

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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