Name Translation: "Breeze in the Flag"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Iritono Atsuo . Assigned to Desdiv 5 (ASAKAZE, HARUKAZE, MATSUKAZE, HATAKAZE), Desron 5, Third Fleet.
26-29 November 1941:
Desdiv 5 steamed with Desron 5 from Terashima Strait to Mako (Pescadores).
Departed Mako, then with Aparri (Philippines) invasion force.
Desdiv 5 with Lingayen invasion force.
31 December 1941-18 January 1942:
Escorted troop convoys from Formosa to Singora (Malaya) and back. On 10 January helped FUBUKI and ASAKAZE rescue survivors of torpedoed transport AKITA MARU.
Desdiv 5 escorted troop convoy from Formosa to Camranh Bay.
Desdiv 5 with Western Java invasion force.
1 March: Battle of Sunda Strait
Contributed torpedoes to spreads that helped sink HMAS PERTH and USS HOUSTON (CA-30).
Desron 5 deactivated; Desdiv 5 reassigned to First Southern Expeditionary Force, Southwest Area Fleet.
Desdiv 5 escorted convoy from Java to Singapore.
19 March-28 April:
Escorted troop convoys from Singapore to Penang and Rangoon and back.
Reassigned to Yokosuka Naval District.
Escorted IRAKO from Singapore to Yokosuka, then docked for maintenance.
Tokyo Bay patrol/escort duties.
25 September-1 October:
Escorted UNYO from Kure to Truk.
Departed Truk, escorting convoys to Rabaul and Palau.
Arrived Yokosuka, then area patrol/escort duties.
Lieutenant Commander Iritono (to C.O. HATSUSHIMO) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Kohara Shiro  (prev. C.O. SANAE).
2 March 1943:
Heavy damage: at Yokosuka due to accidental explosion on stern.
Lieutenant Commander Kohara relieved by Lieutenant Commander Okada Seiichi  (prev. C.O. YUNAGI).
Departed Yokosuka, then Bonins-area convoy escort duties.
1 March 1944:
Lieutenant Commander Okada relieved by Lieutenant Takayanagi Chikamitsu .
Escorted troop convoy Matsu No. 3 from Tokyo to Saipan.
Escorted Convoy 3515 from Tateyama to Saipan.
31 May-8 June:
Escorted Convoy 4530 from Saipan to Yokosuka.
29 July-1 August:
Escorted Convoy No. 4804 from Tateyama to Chichi-jima.
Departed Chichi-jima, escorting convoy back to Japan. Minor damage: in attacks by aircraft of TG 58.1, due to near-misses and strafing: rudder damaged, unknown number of casualties.
Assigned to Escort Squadron 31, Fifth Fleet.
Removed from Escort Squadron 31; attached directly to Combined Fleet.
31 December 1944-9 January 1945:
Escorted RYUHO and Convoy HI-87 from Moji to Takao.
Sunk: in U.S. air raid on Takao (22-37 N, 120-15 E). Number of survivors unknown, but included Lieutenant Takayanagi (to C.O. SUMIRE).
10 March 1945:
Removed from Navy List.