Name Translation: "February" (poetic), Second Month of Lunar Calendar
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Ogawa Yoichiro  (prev. C.O. SANAE). Assigned to Desdiv 30 (MUTSUKI, KISARAGI, YAYOI, MOCHIZUKI), Desron 6, Fourth Fleet.
29 November-3 December 1941:
Desdiv 30 steamed with Desron 6 from Truk to Kwajalein.
Departed Kwajalein, then with first Wake Island invasion force. Sunk: by U.S. Marine aircraft 30 miles southwest of Wake Island (18-55 N, 166-17 E). Bomb hit reportedly led to explosion of depth charges (eyewitnesses dispute this, saying fatal blast originated amidships). Crew apparently fought a losing battle against internal fires for some time KISARAGI's attackers had time to land back at Wake, refuel and re-arm, and return to find her still smoking and wallowing before she suddenly blew up and sank before their eyes, with entire crew of 167 lost.
15 January 1942:
Removed from Navy List.