Name Translation:"Big Waves"
29 December 1942:
Completed at Osaka. Ship's captain: Commander Kikkawa Kiyoshi  (prev. C.O. YUDACHI).
20 January 1943:
Assigned to Desdiv 31 (NAGANAMI, MAKINAMI), Desron 2, Second Fleet. Became flagship of Comdesdiv 31, Captain Kagawa Kiyoto .
Escorted ATAGO from Kure to Truk.
31 January-9 February:
Escorted fleet patrolling out of Truk north of the Solomons to cover the Guadalcanal evacuation.
With ARASHI and SHIGURE, escorted KONGO, HARUNA, CHOKAI, and NISSHIN from Truk to Yokosuka.
28 February-5 March:
With HAGIKAZE, escorted CHUYO from Yokosuka to Truk.
With KIYONAMI, escorted auxiliary cruisers BANGKOK MARU and SAIGON MARU (carrying elements 7th Sasebo SNLF) from Truk to Tarawa.
Escorted BANGKOK MARU and SAIGON MARU from Tarawa to Saipan (26-27 March), then returned to Truk.
Escorted convoys from Truk to Rabaul and back.
Escorted convoys from Truk to Rabaul and Kavieng and back.
Escorted convoy from Truk to Eniwetok and Kwajalein and back.
28 June-28 July:
Escorted convoys from Truk to Kure and back.
Escorted TAIYO from Truk to Yokosuka, then docked at Maizuru for repairs.
18 September-1 October:
Escorted transport AWATA MARU from Ujina to Ponape (26-30 September), then to Truk on 1 October.
Escorted fleet from Truk to Eniwetok in anticipation of U.S. carrier raids, then returned.
31 October-1 November:
With KAZAGUMO, aircrew transport run from Truk to Kavieng; then to Rabaul.
Cape Torokina counter-landing: troop transport run to Bougainville (cover).
Led troop transport/evacuation run to Buka (cover).
24-25 November: Battle of Cape St. George
Led troop transport/evacuation run to Buka (cover). Sunk: by torpedoes of USS CHARLES AUSBURNE (DD-570), USS CLAXTON (DD-571) and USS DYSON (DD-572), 55 miles east-southeast of Cape St. George (05-15 S, 153-49 E). Blew up and sank with all hands, including Comdesdiv 31 (Captain Kagawa Kiyoto ). Commander Kikkawa (C.O. OSHIO at Bali and C.O. YUDACHI at Guadalcanal) was posthumously promoted two ranks, the only IJN destroyer skipper so honored.
10 February 1944:
Removed from Navy List.