Name Translation: "Daybreak"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Sasagawa Hiroshi  (prev. C.O. KARUKAYA). Assigned to Desdiv 12 (SHIRAKUMO, MURAKUMO, SHINONOME), Desron 3, First Fleet.
20-26 November 1941:
Desdiv 12 steamed with Desron 3 from Kure to Samah (Hainan).
Desdiv 12 escorted troop convoy out of Samah in Malaya invasion operation; covered landings at Khota Bharu; then to Camranh Bay.
Desdiv 12 with British Borneo invasion force. Sunk: off Miri, Borneo (04-24 N, 114 E). Two direct bomb hits by Dutch flying boat X-32 of GVT-7 detonated aft magazine: blew up and sank with all hands.
15 January 1942:
Removed from Navy List.