Name Translation: "Birch"
29 May 1945:
Completed at Osaka; assigned same date to Desron 11, Combined Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Lieutenant (s.g.) Nojiri Masachi .
Received crew of disabled NIRE; assigned same date to Desdiv 52, Escort Squadron 31, Combined Fleet.
Minor damage: by aircraft of TF 38 in raid on Kure; 16 killed, 53 wounded.
Minor damage: by aircraft of TF 38 in raid on Kure; 19 killed.
Surrendered at Kure at end of war.
5 October 1945:
Removed from Navy List. Later used as repatriation ship.