Name Translation: "High Tide"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Ogura Masami  (prev. C.O. KISARAGI). Assigned to Desdiv 8 (OSHIO, ASASHIO, ARASHIO, MICHISHIO), Desron 2, Second Fleet.
29 November-2 December 1941:
Desdiv 8 steamed from Terashima Strait to Mako (Pescadores).
Desdiv 8 escorted Admiral Kondo's Southern Force Main Body out of Mako as distant cover to Malaya and Philippine invasion forces.
31 December 1941-5 January 1942:
Desdiv 8 escorted 3rd Malaya troop convoy from Mako towards Singora, then put into Hong Kong.
Desdiv 8 departed Hong Kong, escorting troop convoy to Davao.
Desdiv 8 with Ambon invasion force.
Desdiv 8 with Makassar invasion force.
Desdiv 8 with Bali/Lombok invasion force.
19-20 February: Battle of Badoeng Strait
Entered battle late from escort of damaged transport SAGAMI MARU, then was caught in a close-range crossfire between four U.S. destroyers. Heavily damaged: left dead in the water with 13 dead and 83 injured. Later towed to Makassar by ARASHIO.
22 February-10 April:
Emergency repairs at Makassar.
Desdiv 8 reassigned to Desron 4, Second Fleet.
Steamed from Makassar via Formosa to Yokosuka, then docked for repairs.
15 May-20 October:
Designated a "Special Duty Ship" while under repair in Japan.
Desdiv 8 reassigned to "Special Reserve."
Lieutenant Commander Ogura (to C.O. TAKANAMI) relieved by Commander Tomura Kiyoshi  (prev. C.O. KASUMI).
Reassigned to Desdiv 8.
Steamed from Yokosuka to Rabaul.
Troop transport run from Shortlands to Guadalcanal.
Troop transport run to Guadalcanal.
Troop transport run to Guadalcanal.
13-14 November: Naval Battles of Guadalcanal
Escorted Admiral Mikawa's Support Force. Heavily damaged: in engineering spaces by near-misses off stern in U.S. air attacks on 14 November; went dead in the water and had to be towed into the Shortlands.
14 November 1942-17 March 1943:
A succession of repair attempts at Shortlands, Rabaul and Truk failed to get MICHISHIO's engines operational. Possibly towed from Rabaul to Truk 24-29 December by ASASHIO; finally towed into Yokosuka by HAMAKAZE on 17 March; then docked for repairs, through 14 November 1943. (X turret probably removed/replaced by two triple 25mm mounts during these repairs.)
Commander Tomura (to C.O. TANIKAZE) relieved by Commander Suzuki Yasuatsu  (prev. C.O. MINEGUMO).
Desdiv 8 reassigned to Desron 3, Eighth Fleet.
Desdiv 8 deactivated, designated a "Special Duty Ship" while under repair in Japan.
1 May-15 October:
Commander Suzuki (to C.O. WAKATSUKI) relieved; command then rotated among various officers while under repair.
Commander Haraguchi Noboru  (prev. C.O. MATSUKAZE) appointed ship's captain.
Assigned to Desdiv 24 (UMIKAZE, SUZUKAZE), Desron 2, Second Fleet.
Departed Kure for Truk.
29 December 1943-1 January 1944:
Escorted KUMANO and SUZUYA on troop transport run from Truk to Kavieng (31 December) and back.
Escorted YAMATO from Truk to Kure.
25 January-1 February:
Escorted troop convoy from Yokosuka to Truk.
With SHIRATSUYU and TAMANAMI, escorted MUSASHI and OYODO from Truk to Yokosuka.
Departed Yokosuka, then patrol/escort duty in the Borneo-area.
Escorted convoy from Lingga to Palau.
29 March-3 April:
Escorted MUSASHI from Palau to Kure.
Assigned to Desdiv 4 (NOWAKI, YAMAGUMO), Desron 10, Third Fleet.
Commander Haraguchi relieved by Captain Takahashi Kameshiro  (Comdesdiv 4, assigned extra duty as C.O. MICHISHIO).
Escorted MUSASHI, CHITOSE, CHIYODA and ZUIHO from Saeki via Okinawa to Tawitawi.
Captain Takahashi relieved by Lieutenant Commander Tanaka Tomoo  (prev. C.O. URANAMI).
19-20 June: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Desdiv 4 escorted Admiral Joshima's Force B.
Desdiv 4 steamed from Okinawa to Guimarras to pick up tankers, then to Davao on 29 June; en route assisted and removed oil from torpedoed tanker ITSUKUSHIMA MARU at Negros Island.
Desdiv 4 escorted FUSO from Davao via Tarakan to Kure.
Escorted HARUNA from Sasebo to Singapore.
Escorted supply force from Lingga to Brunei.
22-25 October: Battle of Leyte Gulf
Fuelled from FUSO, then escorted Admiral Nishimura's Southern Force in Battle of Surigao Strait. Sunk: after being crippled by torpedo from USS McDERMUT (DD-677), was finished off by torpedoes from USS HUTCHINS (DD-476) in Surigao Strait (10-25 N, 125-23 E). Four survivors, including Lieutenant Commander Tanaka, later rescued by Americans; Comdesdiv 4 (Captain Takahashi) killed in action.
10 January 1945:
Removed from Navy List.