01 Oct '16, 11am

Top 10 Largest Navies In The World

Top 10 Largest Navies In The World

Among the most crucial defense assets for any country lies within their navy. As a result, many nations field very large ships, with payloads that can adequately defend their country, or aid others in need. Here, we take a look at the ten largest navies in the world. For the purposes of this list, each navy is rated solely on the crude size of their vessel counts, and in no way is judged by the operational capabilities of any nation. 10. Taiwanese Navy Starting off our list of largest naval powers is Taiwan. Confusingly formally known as the Republic of China’s Navy, this wing of the military remained loyal to the Republic of China instead of defecting to the People’s Liberation Movement in the 1940s. Ironically, those who defected from this unit to the PLM’s naval brigades are the ancestors to the Republic of China Navy’s largest threat and primary focus. Maritime operati...

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