The IJN Yukikaze ("Snowy Wind") was a Kagero-class destroyer in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She was the only member of her class to survive the war. The attrition rate of Japanese destroyers was extremely high due to heavy, prolonged combat and the need to use them to transport supplies to scattered Japanese island garrisons.
IJN Yukikaze in Days of InfamyEdit
The Yukikaze had been part of the Japanese Naval Force protecting Hawaii. After the 2nd Battle of the North Pacific ended in success for the US Navy, the Yukikaze helped rescue survivors from sunken ships, and returned to harbor. Minoru Genda had been rescued by the destroyer after the Akagi was sunk.