Name Translation: "Morning Mist"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Commander Arai Yasuo  (prev. C.O. FUMIZUKI). Assigned to Desdiv 20 (YUGIRI, SAGIRI, ASAGIRI, AMAGIRI), Desron 3, First Fleet.
Desdiv 20 steamed with Desron 3 from Kure to Samah (Hainan).
4 December 1941-30 January 1942:
Escorted troop convoys out of Samah and Camranh Bay in Malaya invasion operations.
27 January: Battle off Endau
Assisted SENDAI, YUGIRI, FUBUKI and SHIRAYUKI in sinking of HMS THANET.
With Bangka-Palembang invasion force; took part in attacks on Allied shipping fleeing from Singapore: assisted YURA and FUBUKI in sinking or capture of at least four vessels, including British auxiliary patrol boat LI WO on the 14th.
Covered minesweeping operations at Singapore and Johore Straits.
Desdiv 20 with Northern Sumatra invasion force.
Desdiv 20 with Andaman Islands invasion force.
6 April: Indian Ocean Raiding Operations
Escorted CHOKAI, YURA and RYUJO; assisted in sinking of six merchant ships (plus two sunk and one heavily damaged by RYUJO aircraft).
Desdiv 20 steamed from Singapore via Camranh Bay to Kure, then docked for maintenance.
Commander Arai (later to C.O. HAYASHIMO) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Maekawa Nisaburou  (prev. C.O. HAKAZE).
4-5 June: Battle of Midway
Desdiv 20 escorted Admiral Takasu's Aleutians Guard Force.
30 June-2 July:
Desdiv 20 escorted troop convoy from Kure to Amami-O-Shima, then antisubmarine patrolling there.
Desdiv 20 steamed from Amami-O-Shima via Mako, Singapore and Sabang to Mergui (Burma) for Indian Ocean raiding operations, aborted due to Guadalcanal.
Desdiv 20 steamed from Mergui via Makassar to Davao.
Desdiv 20 escorted troop convoy from Davao to Truk.
Desdiv 20 departed Truk, escorting troop convoy toward Guadalcanal.
Troop transport run to Guadalcanal (aborted). Transferred troops from transports while at sea (1-5 N, 156-35 E) and steamed ahead towards Guadalcanal. Sunk: in attack by U.S. dive bombers near Santa Isabel, 60 miles north-northeast of Savo (08 S, 160-10 E); direct hit among torpedo tubes blew up ship; 122 dead (including 60 passengers); AMAGIRI rescued 135 crew, including Lieutenant Commander Maekawa (to C.O. YUGIRI), and about same number of troops.
1 October 1942:
Removed from Navy List.