Name Translation: Chrysanthemum Moon
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Mori Koukichi  (prev. C.O. SAWAKAZE). Assigned to Desdiv 23 (KIKUZUKI, YUZUKI, UZUKI), Cardiv 2, First Air Fleet. Flagship of Comdesdiv 23, Commander Yamada Yusuke .
23-27 November 1941:
Desdiv 23 escorted troop convoys from Sakaide to Haha-jima.
Departed Haha-jima, Desdiv 23 with Guam invasion force; then antisubmarine patrolling in that area.
10-12 January 1942:
Desdiv 23 steamed from Saipan to Truk.
Desdiv 23 with Kavieng invasion force; then Rabaul-area patrol/escort duties.
Commander Yamada (to Comdesdiv 6) relieved as Comdesdiv 23 by Commander Shimazui Takemi ; remained flagship.
Desdiv 23 with Gasmata (New Britain) invasion force.
Desdiv 23 steamed from Kavieng to Truk.
2 March-10 April:
Desdiv 23 escorted Admiral Goto's cover force out of Truk in support of Lae/Salamua, Northern Solomons, and Admiralty Islands invasions.
Desdiv 23 reassigned to Desron 6, Fourth Fleet.
With Tulagi invasion force. Sunk: in air attack on Tulagi Harbor (09-07 S, 160-12 E). Torpedo hit, dead in the water: 12 dead and 22 injured. Comdesdiv 23 (Commander Shimazui) transferred to YUZUKI; Lieutenant Commander Mori (to C.O. YUZUKI) also among survivors. Subchaser TOSHI MARU No. 3 towed and helped beach on Florida Island, but ship slid back into the sea on 5 May and sank. (U.S. salvage crews later re-floated and beached the wreck.)
25 May 1942:
Removed from Navy List.