Name Translation: "Wind from the Summit"
Initial Command Structure:
Ship's captain: Lieutenant Commander Wakasugi Jiichi . Assigned to Chinkai Guard District.
5 October 1941:
Departed Chinkai, then antisubmarine patrolling in straits between Korea and Japan.
10 April 1942:
Reassigned to Sasebo Naval District, then patrol/escort duties out of that base.
Lieutenant Commander Wakasugi (later to C.O. USUGUMO) relieved by Lieutenant Commander Gogo Morio .
Departed Sasebo, escorting convoys to Saipan, Truk and Rabaul.
Arrived Sasebo for maintenance and supplies.
Departed Sasebo, then patrol/escort duties out of that base into the East China Sea.
Arrived Sasebo for repairs.
11 April 1943:
Departed Sasebo, then resumed East China Sea patrol/escort duties.
Lieutenant Commander Gogo relieved by Lieutenant Commander Imaizumi Masajiro .
1 February 1944:
Assigned to 1st Surface Escort Division, General Escort Command.
Departed Moji, escorting convoy.
Sunk: torpedoed by USS POGY (SS-266) 85 miles north-northeast of Formosa (23-12 N, 121-30 E). 99 dead, including Lieutenant Commander Imaizumi.
31 March 1944:
Removed from Navy List.