Name Translation: "Plum"
28 June 1944:
Completed at Osaka; assigned same date to Desron 11, Combined Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Onishi Yoshiharu  (prev. C.O. ASANAGI).
Assigned to Desdiv 43 (UME, TAKE, MATSU, MOMO), Desron 11, Combined Fleet. Became flagship of Comdesdiv 43, Captain Sugama Ryokichi .
Desdiv 43 reassigned to Escort Squadron 31, Fifth Fleet.
25 October-2 November:
Escorted RYUHO and KAIYO on transport mission from Sasebo to Keelung, then back to Kure.
Escorted ISE and HYUGA on transport mission from Kure to Manila, but diverted to Spratly Islands instead.
Joined escort of Admiral Kurita's fleet from Brunei as far as Mako.
Led escort of troop convoy TA No. 8 from Manila to Ormoc. Minor damage: in air attacks on 7 December.
Medium damage: in air raid on Manila due to hit on bow, then to Hong Kong for repairs.
20 January 1945:
Arrived in Takao from Hong Kong.
Steamed from Takao to Hong Kong and back.
Departed Takao, leading KAEDE and SHIOKAZE on aircrew evacuation run to Aparri (Luzon), aborted due to air attack. Sunk: in attacks by U.S. Army B-25s and P-38s 20 miles south of Formosa (22-30 N, 120 E); three direct bomb hits, 77 dead and 36 injured. Survivors, including Lieutenant Commander Onishi and Comdesdiv 43 (Captain Sugama), rescued by SHIOKAZE.
10 March 1945:
Removed from Navy List.