Name Translation: "Divine Wind"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Hashimoto Kanematsu  (prev. C.O. KURETAKE). Assigned to Desdiv 1 (KAMIKAZE, NAMIKAZE, NUMAKAZE, NOKAZE), Ominato Guard District.
4 December 1941:
Departed Ominato, then Hokkaido-Kuriles patrol/escort duties.
Lieutenant Commander Hashimoto (to C.O. SHIRATSUYU) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Matsumoto Shoohei  (prev. C.O. SAGI).
2 June 1942:
Departed Kashiwabara to support Aleutians attack operations.
Departed Kataoka Bay, then Eastern Kuriles patrol/escort duties.
Departed Hokkaido for Attu-area operations.
Arrived Kataoka Bay, then Eastern Kuriles convoy escort duties.
Arrived Ominato, then Tsugaru Strait patrol/escort duties.
29 April 1943:
Departed Ominato, then Soya Strait patrol/escort duties.
Departed Odomari, then Northern Kuriles convoy escort duties.
Departed Ominato, then Tsugaru Strait patrol/escort duties.
Departed Otaru, then Kuriles-area convoy escort duties.
Lieutenant Commander Matsumoto (to C.O. YUZUKI) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Kasuga Hitoshi  (prev. C.O. HATSUKARI).
29 October-1 November:
Escorted convoy from Otaru to Kataoka Bay, Shimushu.
9 February-8 March 1944:
Docked at Hakodate for refitting.
Departed Ominato, then Kuriles-area convoy escort and transport duties.
7 December 1944-10 January 1945:
Docked at Ominato for refitting.
Attached to Combined Fleet; departed Ominato same date.
Departed Moji, escorting Convoy HI-91 towards Singapore; later detached to Mako.
Departed Mako to meet and augment the screen of northbound ISE and HYUGA. Joined on 14th but released and ordered to Singapore the next day.
Rescued survivors of torpedoed NOKAZE.
Arrived Singapore, then patrol/escort duties out of that base.
Escorted HAGURO on transport run from Singapore to Andamans, aborted due to enemy sightings; then back to Singapore.
Escorted HAGURO on transport run from Singapore to Andamans, aborted when HAGURO was sunk. Briefly engaged British destroyer group during withdrawal. Light damage: due to shell hits; 27 dead and 14 injured; then to Penang.
Out of Penang to rescue 320 HAGURO survivors, then to Singapore.
Escorted ASHIGARA on troop transport run from Singapore to Batavia.
Departed Batavia, escorting ASHIGARA towards Singapore. When ASHIGARA was sunk on 8 June, rescued 853 crew and 400 soldiers; then to Singapore.
Departed Singapore, escorting oiler TOHO MARU towards Indochina; on 15th rescued 200 TOHO MARU survivors after USAAF B-24 attack.
Departed Singapore, then patrol/escort duties between there and French Indochina.
Escorted small-tanker convoy from Singapore to Ha-Tien, Indochina, and back.
Troop transport run to Anambas.
At end of war, undamaged in Singapore.
5 October 1945:
Removed from Navy List. Later used as repatriation ship between Singapore, Bangkok, Saigon and Japan.
7 June 1946:
Constructive total loss: after going aground off Omaezaki while assisting stranded repatriation ship KUNASHIRI.