Name Translation: "Black Pine"
10 August 1944:
Completed at Maizuru; assigned same date to Desron 11, Combined Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Ishizuka Sakae .
Assigned to Desdiv 43 (UME, TAKE, MOMO), Escort Squadron 31, Combined Fleet.
25 October: Battle of Leyte Gulf
Escorted Admiral Ozawa's Northern Force in Battle off Cape Engano. Rescued 150 AKIZUKI survivors (five later died); later assisted ISUZU in attempting to rescue CHIYODA survivors. Medium damage: in attacks by aircraft of TF 38, due to one direct bomb hit and several near-misses: rudder damaged, best speed 20 knots, 31 crew and four AKIZUKI survivors killed in action.
Escort Squadron 31 reassigned to Fifth Fleet.
Escorted HARUNA and JUNYO from Mako towards Sasebo. Medium damage: on 9 December, torpedoed in port bow by USS PLAICE (SS-390) near Meshima; then to Nagasaki; later docked at Sasebo for repairs.
5 February 1945:
Escort Squadron 31 reassigned to Combined Fleet.
15 March-20 April:
Escort Squadron 31 reassigned to Second Fleet, then back to Combined Fleet.
Arrived in Kure, then in Inland Sea through end of war.
With HANAZUKI and KAYA, escorted YAMATO from Tokuyama as far as Bungo Strait.
Surrendered at Kure at end of war.
5 October 1945:
Removed from Navy List. Later used as repatriation ship.
14 August 1947:
Turned over to Great Britain; later scrapped.