Number of nuclear-powered submarines in June 2016

This statistic records the number of nuclear-powered submarines that are present in the world's naval fleets, as of June 2016. This statistic also includes some submarines which are yet to be delivered or commissioned, when other boats of the same class are already in service. The United States of America (USA) operate almost exactly half of the world's nuclear-powered submarines.

Number of nuclear-powered submarines in June 2016, by country

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Source

Release date

June 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

June 2016

Supplementary notes

The United States of America's 72 nuclear submarines include: 14 Ohio class submarines with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, four Ohio class submarines with regular ballistic missile capabilities, three Seawolf class submarines, twelve Virginia* class submarines, and 39 Los Angeles class submarines.

Russia's 38 nuclear submarines include: three Delta III class submarines with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, six Delta IV class submarines with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, one Typhon class submarine with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, three Borey* class submarines with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, seven Oscar II class submarines, one Sierra I class submarine, two Sierra II class submarines, four Victor III class submarines, ten Akula class submarines, and one Yasen* class submarine.

France's sixteen nuclear submarines include: four Le Triomphant class submarines with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, six Barracuda class submarines, and six Rubis/Améthyste class submarines.

The United Kingdom's twelve nuclear submarines include: four Vanguard class submarines with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, four Trafalgar class submarines, and four Astute class submarines.

China's six nuclear submarine include: one Type 094 class submarine with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, one Type 092 class submarine with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, one Type 093 class submarine, and three Type 091 class submarines.

India's two nuclear submarines are: one Arihant class submarine with ballistic nuclear missile capabilities, and one Akula class submarine (leased).

* Indicates the program is still ongoing/not all of the submarines have been delivered or commissioned.

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