Name Translation: "Wind Through Reeds"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Commander Inoue Yoshio  (prev. C.O. SAZANAMI). Assigned to Desdiv 4 (ARASHI, HAGIKAZE, NOWAKI, MAIKAZE), Desron 4, Second Fleet.
29 November-2 December 1941:
Desdiv 4 steamed from Terashima Strait to Mako (Pescadores).
4 December 1941-11 January 1942:
Desdiv 4 escorted Admiral Kondo's Southern Force Main Body out of Mako as distant cover to Malaya and Philippine invasion forces; also briefly escorted Malaya troop convoys during this period.
Desdiv 4 escorted Main Body from Mako to Palau, then operated out of that base as distant cover to Dutch East Indies invasion forces through 15 February.
Desdiv 4 escorted Main Body from Palau to Staring Bay (Celebes).
Departed Staring Bay, escorting carrier force in operations south of Java.
Air strikes on Tjilatjap; then returned to Staring Bay on 11 March.
Departed Staring Bay, escorting supply group for carrier force in Indian Ocean raids.
En route back to Japan, with MAIKAZE escorted the detached SHOKAKU and ZUIKAKU into Mako on 18 April, then rejoined the carrier force.
Arrived in Yokosuka from Southern operations, then docked for repairs.
Commander Inoue (to X.O. UNYO, later Comdesdiv 9, Comdesdiv 18) relieved by Commander Iwagami Juichi  (prev. C.O. SHIKINAMI).
4-5 June: Battle of Midway
Desdiv 4 escorted Admiral Nagumo's Striking Force; assisted KAGA, helped MAIKAZE rescue survivors then scuttled with torpedoes; later helped scuttle AKAGI with torpedoes.
9 June-12 July:
Desdiv 4 escorted ZUIHO to reinforce Northern Area, then escorted fleet patrolling out of Ominato southwest of the Aleutians.
Desdiv 4 reassigned to Desron 10, Third Fleet.
30 July-August 12:
Escorted transports BOSTON MARU and DAIFUKU MARU from Saeki to Saipan (6-7 August) to pick up Ichiki Detachment, then to Truk.
Troop transport run from Truk to Guadalcanal.
Heavy damage: in air attack off Guadalcanal; hit on No. 3 (Y) gun turret by heavy bomb from B-17. Turret destroyed, magazine flooded, rudder and prop-shafts damaged; best speed 6 knots; 33 dead and 13 wounded. Escorted by ARASHI, returned to Truk on 24 August for emergency repairs.
Commander Iwagami (to C.O. URAKAZE) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Hatano Kenji  (prev. C.O. MUTSUKI).
Steamed from Truk to Yokosuka; after breakdown on final approach was towed into Yokosuka by YAMAGUMO; then docked for repairs.
28 February-5 March 1943:
With ONAMI, escorted CHUYO from Yokosuka to Truk.
With YUGURE, escorted CHUYO from Truk to Yokosuka.
Escorted KONGO and HARUNA from Kure to Truk.
Escorted CHOKAI on troop transport mission from Truk to Rabaul and back.
Escorted convoy from Truk to Rabaul.
Steamed from Rabaul to Shortlands, then troop transport run to Kolombangara.
Troop transport run to Kolombangara.
En route from Shortlands to Buka, diverted to assist sinking OYASHIO and KAGERO, but arrived too late.
Steamed from Shortlands to Rabaul.
Escorted NISSHIN from Rabaul to Truk.
With USHIO, escorted UNYO and CHUYO from Truk to Yokosuka.
Lieutenant Commander Hatano (later C.O. SHIMOTSUKI) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Makoshi Masahiro  (prev. C.O. HOKAZE).
Escorted fleet from Japan to Truk.
Escorted NISSHIN, MOGAMI, OYODO and AGANO on troop transport mission from Truk to Rabaul.
Led NISSHIN troop transport run to Shortlands as flagship of Comdesron 10 (Rear Admiral Osugi Morikazu); later helped rescue NISSHIN survivors.
Troop transport run to Rekata.
Troop transport run to Kolombangara.
6-7 August: Battle of Vella Gulf
Troop transport run to Kolombangara. Sunk: by gunfire and torpedoes of USS DUNLAP (DD-384), USS CRAVEN (DD-382) and USS MAURY (DD-401), between Kolombangara and Vella Lavella (07-50 S, 156-55 E). 178 killed; number of survivors unknown (310 total from ARASHI, HAGIKAZE, KAWAKAZE and 900 troops), but included Lieutenant Commander Makoshi and Comdesdiv 4 (Captain Sugiura Kaju , to C.O. HAGURO).
15 October 1943:
Removed from Navy List.