Name Translation:"Fast Waves"
31 July 1943:
Completed at Maizuru; assigned same date to Desron 11, First Fleet, for training. Ship's captain: Commander Shimizu Itsuro  (prev. C.O. UMIKAZE).
Assigned to Desdiv 32 (HAYANAMI, FUJINAMI, SUZUNAMI), Desron 11, First Fleet. Flagship of Comdesdiv 32, Captain Nakahara Giichiro  (prev. Comdesdiv 24).
Desdiv 32 reassigned to Desron 2, Second Fleet.
With TATSUTA, FUJINAMI and SUZUNAMI, escorted YAMASHIRO and ISE on troop transport operation from Saeki to Truk.
With FUJINAMI and SUZUNAMI, accompanied TATSUTA on troop transport run from Truk to Ponape and back.
With SUZUNAMI, troop transport run from Truk to Ponape and back.
Escorted Admiral Kurita's heavy cruiser group from Truk to Rabaul.
Cape Torokina counter-landing: troop transport run to Bougainville (cover).
Escorted MAYA and NOSHIRO from Rabaul to Truk; en route also assisted torpedoed AGANO.
24 November-5 December:
Escorted fleet in Marshalls-area in response to U.S. landings on Tarawa, then returned to Truk.
Escorted convoy from Truk to Palau; then patrol/escort duty out of that base.
Out of Palau to join escorts of Truk-Surabaya and Balikpapan-Truk tanker convoys. On 3 January 1944 assisted the torpedoed AKEBONO MARU and later escorted her into Palau.
8-17 January 1944:
With SHIMAKAZE, escorted tanker convoy from Balikpapan via Palau to Truk. En route lost two of three tankers (NIPPON MARU and KENYO MARU) to submarine attack.
Departed Truk escorting ZUIHO and UNYO to Yokosuka, then escorted torpedoed UNYO to Saipan; later rejoined ZUIHO and escorted into Yokosuka on 23 January.
Escorted TAKAO from Yokosuka to Palau.
Escorted transport SAKITO MARU from Palau to Saipan.
Escorted tanker KOKUYO MARU from Saipan via Palau and Tarakan to Balikpapan.
29 March-14 April:
Escorted tanker convoys from Balikpapan via Palau and Davao to Lingga.
15 April 44:
Captain Nakahara (to C.O. NAGARA) relieved as Comdesdiv 32 by Captain Orita Tsuneo  (prev. Comdesdiv 30); remains flagship.
Escorted fleet from Lingga to Tawitawi.
Sunk: torpedoed by USS HARDER (SS-257) near Tawitawi, 35 miles east of Borneo (04-43 N, 120-03 E). Blew up and sank with 208 killed, including Comdesdiv 32 (Captain Orita) and Commander Shimizu; 45 survivors rescued by URAKAZE.
10 August 1944:
Removed from Navy List.