August 14, 1944-The Kiri is commissioned and joins Destroyer Squadron 11 for training operations.
October 10, 1944-The Kiri is assigned to Escort Squadron 31, Combined Fleet.
October 25, 1944-The Kiri is involved in the screen for the decoy Northern Force during the Battle of Cape Engaņo.
November 8, 1944-The Kiri is assigned to escort the carriers Ise and Hyuga to Manila, but is instead diverted to the Spratley Islands, arriving November 16.
November 16, 1944-The Kiri, upon arriving at the Spratley Islands, joins the screening force for Admiral Kurita while he is en route to Kure.
November 20, 1944-The Kiri is reassigned to the Fifth Fleet, then arrives at Kure on November 24. Shortly later, the destroyer is ordered to Formosa.
December 8, 1944-The Kiri escorts a convoy to Manila, the convoy having left Formosa.
December 9, 1944-The Kiri leaves as convoy escort to Ormoc.
December 12, 1944-The Kiri receives moderate damage during an air raid. The destroyer is ordered to scuttle the destroyer Yuzuki, then retrieves survivors.
December 13, 1944-The Kiri returns to Manila.
December 18, 1944-The Kiri is assigned as convoy escort to Kure, and upon arrival, the destroyer undergoes repairs, beginning January 10, 1945.
February 5, 1945-The Kiri is assigned to the Combined Fleet.
March 15, 1945-The Kiri is reassigned to the Second Fleet.
April 20, 1945-The Kiri is returned to the Combined Fleet.
August 27, 1945-The Kiri is surrendered while docked at Kure. Later on, the destroyer serves for repatriation duties.
July 29, 1947-The Kiri is turned over to the Soviet Union.