The World's Biggest Naval Forces—Number One on the List May Surprise You

09 Azerbaijan
67. Azerbaijan. Total Naval Assets: 31. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 1. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 4. Patrol Craft: 13. Mine Warfare Vessels: 7. Defense Budget: $1.6 billion. Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan
10 Dominican
66. Dominican Republic. Total Naval Assets: 33. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 24. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $110 million. Erika Santelices/AFP
11 Laos
65. Laos. Total Naval Assets: 36. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 61. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $18.5 million. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
12 Jordan
64. Jordan. Total Naval Assets: 37. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 27. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $1.5 billion. Jordan Pix/ Getty Image
13 Kuwait
63. Kuwait. Total Naval Assets: 38. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 106. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $5.2 billion. Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP
14 Albania
62. Albania. Total Naval Assets: 38. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 28. Mine Warfare Vessels: 2. Defense Budget: $138.4 million. Albanian Ministry of Defense
15 Bahrain
61. Bahrain. Total Naval Assets: 39. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 1. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 33. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $730 million. Reuters
16 Paraguay
60. Paraguay. Total Naval Assets: 40. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 24. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $145 million. Armada Paraguaya
17 Singapore
59. Singapore. Total Naval Assets: 40. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 6. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 6. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 11. Mine Warfare Vessels: 2. Defense Budget: $9.7 billion. Roslan Rahman/AFP
18 Sri Lanka
58. Sri Lanka. Total Naval Assets: 40. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 0. Patrol Craft: 191. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $1.5 billion. S Kodikara/AFP
19 Portugal
57. Portugal. Total Naval Assets: 41. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 5. Destroyers: 0. Corvettes: 0. Submarines: 2. Patrol Craft: 18. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $3.8 billion. Ozan Kose/AFP
20 Argentina
56. Argentina. Total Naval Assets: 42. Aircraft Carriers: 0. Frigates: 0. Destroyers: 4. Corvettes: 9. Submarines: 2. Patrol Craft: 10. Mine Warfare Vessels: 0. Defense Budget: $4.3 billion. Eitan Abramovich/AFP