Allied Warships

USS Machias (PF-53)

Frigate of the Tacoma class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byFroemming Brothers Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Dec 1942 
Laid down8 May 1943 
Launched22 Aug 1943 
Commissioned29 Mar 1944 
End service12 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 12 July 1945 at Cold Harbor, Alaska.
Transferred to the USSR the next day.
Returned to the U.S.N. in October 1949.,/br> Transferred to Japan in January 1953 being renamed Nara (PF-2).
Nara was decommissioned on 31 March 1966 and converted into a dockside training ship.


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