Name Translation: "Pear"
15 March 1945:
Completed at Kobe; assigned same date to Desron 11, Combined Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Takada Toshio .
Desron 11 reassigned to Second Fleet, then back to Combined Fleet.
Assigned to Desdiv 52 (SUGI, KASHI, KAEDE, NIRE, HAGI), Escort Squadron 31, Combined Fleet.
Attacked at Kure by B-29; no damage.
Joint training with kaiten crews in Inland Sea.
Sunk: by aircraft of TF 38 near Kure (34-4 N, 132-30); direct bomb hit and near-miss. 17 killed, 21 injured; Lieutenant Commander Takada among survivors.
15 September 1945:
Removed from Navy List.
Refloated and repaired at Kure.
31 May 1956:
Recommissioned into Japanese Self-Defense Force as WAKABA (only Imperial Navy ship of World War II to become part of Japan's new navy) for use as radar trials ship; scrapped 1972-73.