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Frigate Classes by Country 2024

Australia

  • Adelaide class - 6 ships (all 6 decommissioned)
  • Anzac class - 8 ships built 1993-2004
  • Hunter class - 9 ships ordered

River class - 6 ships (all 6 decommissioned)

Brazil

  • Greenhalgh class - 2 ships active (ex-UK Broadsword class (Batch 1))
  • Niteroi class - 6 ships built (1975–86)
  • Para class - all retired

Canada

  • Halifax class - 12 ships Refit 2010-2017
  • Loch class — 3 ships
  • River class — 60 ships - all retired

China

  • Jinan class - 15 ships
  • Type 053H/H1 Xiamen (Jianghu I/II) class - 21 ships
  • Type 053H2 Huangshi (Jianghu III) class - 3 ships
  • Type 053HT-H Siping (Jianghu IV) class - 1 ship
  • Type 053H1G Zigong (Jianghu V) class - 6 ships
  • Type 053H2G Anqing (Jiangwei) class - 4 ships
  • Type 053H3 (Jiangwei II) class - 8 ships
  • Type 054 (Jiangkai I) class - 2 ships
  • Type 054A (Jiangkai II) class - 22 ships (2 more are fitting out, and another 2 are under construction
  • Zuhai class - 1 ship

Egypt

  • Damyat class - 2 ships (ex-US Knox class)
  • El Fateh class - 1 ship (ex-British destroyer Zenith)
  • FREMM Aquitaine class - 1 ship
  • FREMM Bergamini class - 2 ships
  • MEKO 200 class - 4 ships
  • Mubarak class - 4 ships (ex-US Oliver Hazard Perry class)
  • Najim al Zafir class - 2 ships (ex-Chinese 'Jianghu' class)
  • Tariq class - 1 ship (ex-British sloop Whimbrel)

France

  • Cassard class - 2 ships, due to be decommissioned around 2020-2022.
  • Commandant Rivière class - 9 ships decommissioned
  • Floreal class - 6 ships
  • Georges Leygues class - 7 ships
  • La Fayette class - 5 ships commissioned 1996

Germany

  • F120 Köln class - 6 ships retired
  • F122 Bremen class - 8 ships 1980's
  • F123 Brandenburg class - 4 ships 1990's
  • F124 Sachsen class - 3 newest heavy frigate (replacing destroyers)
  • F125 Baden-Württemberg class - 4 ships, in service by 2017 (replacing Bremen class)

Greece

  • Elli class - 10 ships (ex-Dutch Kortenaer class)
  • Hydra class - 4 ships commissioned 1992-98

India

  • Brahmaputra-class frigate - 3 active
  • Godavari-class frigate - 3 decommissioned
  • Nilgiri-class frigate - 6 decommissioned
  • Nilgiri-class frigate (2019) - 7 under construction
  • Shivalik-class frigate - 3 active
  • Talwar class - 6 active, 3 under construction, 1 more planned

Indonesia

  • Ahmad Yani class – 6 ships (ex-Dutch Van Speijk class), 1 ship retired in 2019
  • Arrowhead 140 frigate – 2 under construction
  • Imam Bondjol class – 2 ships, retired 1978
  • Martadinata class – 2 ships, modified Sigma class, frigate variant
  • Martha Khristina Tiyahahu class – 3 ships (ex-UK Tribal class), retired 2000
  • Riga class – 8 ships, retired 1973-1986
  • Samadikun class – 4 ships (ex-US Claud Jones class), retired 2001-2009

Iran

  • Alvand class - 3 ships
  • Moudge class - 4 ships (2 more under construction)

Iraq

  • Ibn Khaldoum class - 1 ship, sunk in 2003
  • Lupo class - 4 ships planned, seized by Italy

Italy

  • Alpino class - 2 ships
  • Bergamini class - 4 ships
  • Centauro class - 4 ships
  • FREMM Bergamini class - 10
  • Lupo class - 4 ships
  • Maestrale class - 8 ships
  • Soldati class - 4 ships, originally built for Iraq

Japan

  • Abukuma class - 6 ships commissioned 1989 to 1993
  • Akebono class - 1 ship decommissioned 1976
  • Asahi class - 2 ship all decommissioned 1975
  • Chikugo class - 11 ships all decommissioned 1996 to 2003
  • Ikazuchi class - 2 ships decommissioned 1976 & 1977
  • Ishikari class - 1 ship decommissioned 2007
  • Isuzu class - 4 ships all decommissioned 1991 to 1993
  • Mogami class - 4 ships in construction as of September 2021
  • Wakaba class - 1 ship decommissioned 1971
  • Yūbari class - 2 ships all decommissioned 2010

Malaysia

  • Hang Tuah class - 1 ship (retired)
  • Lekiu class - 2 ships
  • Loch class — 1 ship (retired)
  • Maharaja Lela - 5 ships (6 planned, 4 building, 1 cancelled)
  • Rahmat class - 1 ship (retired)

Netherlands

  • De Zeven Provinciën class - 4 ships, 2001–2005
  • Jacob van Heemskerck class - 2 ships, 1986
  • Karel Doorman class - 8 ships, 1991–1995
  • Kortenaer class - 10 ships, 1978–1983
  • Tromp class - 2 ships, 1975–1976
  • Van Amstel class - 6 ships, 1954 (former United States Navy Cannon class)
  • Van Speijk class - 6 ships, 1967-1968 (modified Leander class)

North Korea

  • Najin class - 2 ships
  • Soho class - 1 ship

Norway

  • Fridtjof Nansen class, modified version of Álvaro de Bazán class - 5 ships delivered (2011)
  • Oslo class - 5 ships all decommissioned

Pakistan

  • Alamgir class - 1 ship (ex-US (Oliver Hazard Perry class))
  • Jinnah class - 4 being built
  • Tariq class - 6 ships (ex-UK Amazon class) - 2 decommissioned
  • Type 054AP - 4 being built
  • Zulfiquar class - 4 ships, 2 being built

Philippines

  • Andrés Bonifacio class - 4 ships (1976-1993)
  • Buckley class - 1 ship (1960-1964)
  • Datu Kalantiaw class - 3 ships (1967-2018)
  • Edsall class - 1 ship (1976-1988)
  • Gregorio del Pilar class - 3 ships (2011-present)
  • Jose Rizal class - 2 ships (2020-present)

Poland

  • General K. Pulaski class - 2 ships (ex-US Oliver Hazard Perry class)

Romania

  • Mărăşeşti class - 1 ship
  • Rear-Admiral Eustațiu Sebastian class - 2 ships
  • Type 22 class - 2 ships

Russia

  • Admiral Gorshkov class - 3 ships (8 planned)
  • Admiral Grigorovich class - 4 ships (6 planned)
  • Bditelny class - 19 ships; possibly 4 still active as of 2008
  • Bessmenny class - 10 ships; possible 4 still active as of 2008
  • Gepard class - 2 ship in service
  • Kola class - 8 ships all decommissioned
  • Koni class - 1 ship sold to Bulgaria
  • Legky class - 2 ships
  • Mirka class - 18 ships all decommissioned
  • Neustrashimy class - 2 ships.
  • Petya class - 37 ships 8 still active as of 2008; 6 Vietnamese & 2 Syrian.
  • Riga class - 68 ships built 1950's sold to various navies

Saudi Arabia

  • Al Madinah class - 4 ships
  • Al Riyadh class - 3 ships building ( a version of the La Fayette class)

Singapore

  • Formidable class - 6 ships commissioned 2007-2009

South Korea

  • Daegu class - 8 ships
  • Incheon class - 6 ships
  • Ulsan class - 9 ships

Spain

  • Álvaro de Bazán class - 5 ships
  • Atrevida class - 6 ships
  • Baleares class - 5 ships (modified Knox class)
  • Eolo class - 2 ships
  • Jupiter class - 2 ships
  • Marte class - 2 ships
  • Pizarro class - 8 ships
  • Santa Maria class - 6 ships (Oliver Hazard Perry class, built in Ferrol, Spain.)

Taiwan

  • Cheng Kung class - 7 ships
  • Chi Yang class - 8 ships (ex-US Knox class)
  • Chien Yang class - 12 ships
  • Kang Ding class - 6 ships

Turkey

  • Barbaros class - 2 ships
  • Berk class - 2 ships
  • Gaziantep class - 9 ships (Oliver Hazard Perry class)
  • Muavenet class - 8 ships (Knox class)
  • Tepe class - 4 ships (Knox class)
  • Salihreis class - 2 ships (modified Barbaros class)
  • Yavuz class - 4 ships

Ukraine

  • Krivak-class frigate — 1 ship (Scuttled in 2022 during Russo-Ukrainian war to prevent capture)

United Kingdom

  • Bay class — 21 ships
  • Captain class — 78 ships
  • Colony class — 21 ships
  • Loch class — 24 ships
  • River class — 151 ships
  • Type 12 Whitby class — 6 ships
  • Type 12I Rothesay class — 9 ships
  • Type 12M Leander class (Batch 1) - 8 ships
  • Type 12M Leander class (Batch 2) - 8 ships
  • Type 12M broad-beamed Leander class (Batch 3) - 10 ships
  • Type 14 Blackwood class — 12 ships
  • Type 15 class— 23 ships
  • Type 16 class— 10 ships
  • Type 21 Amazon class — 8 ships
  • Type-22 Broadsword class (Batch 1) - 4 ships
  • Type-22 Boxer class (Batch 2) - 6 ships
  • Type-22 Cornwall class (Batch 3) - 4 ships
  • Type 23 Duke class — 16 ships
  • Type 41 Leopard class — 4 ships
  • Type 61 Salisbury class — 4 ships
  • Type 81 Tribal class — 7 ships

United States

  • Bronstein class - 2 FF ships 1963 (Transfer to Mexico actual ARM Bravo Class)
  • Brooke class - 6 FFG ships 1966 to 1968
  • Constellation class - 1 ship on order with 20 being planned total
  • Garcia class - 10 FF ships and 1 AGFF ship 1964 to 1968
  • Knox class - 46 FF ships 1969 to 1974
  • Oliver Hazard Perry class - 51 FFG ships 1977 to 1989
  • United States class - 6 original frigates of the US Navy 1797 to present (USS Constitution)

Venezuela

  • Mariscal Sucre class - 6 ships (ex-Italian Lupo class)

Vietnam

  • Gepard 3.9 class - 4 ships in service (all delivered)
  • Petya class - 5 ships
  • Phạm Ngũ Lão (HQ-01) - 1 ship (ex-seaplane tender)

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