Name Translation: "Wind in the Sails"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Makoshi Masahiro . Assigned to Desdiv 3 (SHIOKAZE, HOKAZE), Cardiv 4, First Air Fleet.
28 November-12 December 1941:
Escorted KASUGA MARU (TAIYO) from Sasebo via Takao to Palau, then back to Tokuyama; then training in the Inland Sea.
10 January 1942:
Desdiv 3 deactivated; assigned directly to Cardiv 4.
Escorted SHOHO from Yokosuka to Truk, then training with SHOHO out of that base.
Reassigned directly to Fifth Fleet. Lieutenant Commander Makoshi (later to C.O. HAGIKAZE) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Tanaka Tomoo .
Arrived Yokosuka, then docked for upkeep.
Departed Yokosuka, escorting NACHI, then antisubmarine patrolling around Atsugishi.
Arrived Ominato, then with Kiska invasion force.
Steamed from Attu to Tateyama for maintenance and supplies.
Departed Yokosuka, escorting KIMIKAWA MARU to Kiska.
26 September-2 October:
Steamed from Kiska to Yokosuka for maintenance and supplies.
Assigned to 1st Surface Escort Division, Southwest Area Fleet.
Departed Moji, then escorting convoys between Japan and Formosa.
1 March 1943:
At Ishikawa-jima shipyard for repairs and modifications; sonar installed.
Departed Yokosuka, then Balikpapan-area convoy escort duties.
Lieutenant Commander Tanaka (to C.O. URANAMI) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Yoshinaga Gen .
Departed Surabaya, escorting convoy towards Rabaul. Medium damage: on 1 July, torpedoed by USS THRESHER (SS-200) in Makassar Strait: bow badly damaged.
Arrived Makassar for emergency repairs, then to Surabaya for more repairs.
18 October-28 November:
Escorted convoys from Surabaya to Yokosuka, then docked for repairs.
1st Surface Escort Division reassigned to General Escort Command.
1 March 1944:
Lieutenant Commander Yoshinaga (to C.O. AMAGIRI) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Someya Eiichi .
Departed Yokosuka, escorting convoy to Tsingtao.
Reassigned directly to Ninth Fleet for western New Guinea operations.
Escorted troop convoy Matsu No. 6 from Tokyo to Saipan.
Reassigned to Fourth Southern Expeditionary Fleet, Southwest Area Fleet.
26 June-1 July:
Escorted convoy from Halmahera to Ambon.
Emergency run from Ambon to Tahuna, Sangi Island, to collect 118 survivors of torpedoed YAMAMIYA MARU.
Departed Tahuna for Halmahera. Sunk: torpedoed by USS PADDLE (SS-263) in the Celebes Sea, 105 miles north-northeast of Menado (03-24 N,125-28 E). Number of survivors unknown, but Lieutenant Commander Someya and over half the YAMAMIYA MARU rescuees killed in action.
10 September 1944:
Removed from Navy List.