Name Translation: "Summer Tide"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Commander Nagai Sumitaka  (prev. C.O. NENOHI). Assigned to Desdiv 15 (NATSUSHIO, OYASHIO, HAYASHIO, KUROSHIO), Desron 2, Second Fleet. Flagship of Comdesdiv 15, Captain Sato Torajiro .
26 November-1 December 1941:
Desdiv 15 steamed with Desron 2 from Terashima Strait to Palau.
Desdiv 15 departed Palau with Southern Philippine attack forces, initially escorting RYUJO in attack on Davao.
With HAYASHIO, escorted YAEYAMA laying mines in Surigao Strait.
Desdiv 15 with Legaspi invasion force.
Desdiv 15 with Davao invasion force.
Desdiv 15 with Jolo invasion force.
11 January 1942:
Desdiv 15 with Menado invasion force.
Desdiv 15 with Kendari invasion force.
Desdiv 15 with Ambon invasion force.
Desdiv 15 with Makassar invasion force. Sunk: torpedoed by USS S-37 (SS-142); back broken; eight dead and two wounded. Comdesdiv 15 (Captain Sato) transferred to OYASHIO; KUROSHIO attempted to tow, then removed survivors, including Commander Nagai. Ship sank on 9 February, 22 miles south of Makassar, Celebes (05-10 S, 119-24 E). First of 39 Japanese destroyers to fall victim to U.S. submarines during the war.
28 February 1942:
Removed from Navy List.