Shiranui was the second of Kagero-class destroyers and participated in the Battle of Midway as an escort ship for the troop convey. In 1943 her bow was severely damaged by U-country submarine near the Kiska harbor, but she was able to return under tow and was eventually repaired. On October 27th, 1944, Shiranui was attacked and sunk by U-country aircraft at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
I'm second of Kagero-class destroyers, Shiranui. Fighting side by side with Admiral is my greatest pleasure.
I heard Admiral's promises from the ocean breeze. Knowing that my Admiral is safe and sound is my greatest blessing.
Shiranui wears a scarf in order to hide the bandage on her neck, which can be seen when she's in her critically damaged state. The bandage is believed to be a reference to Shiranui's experience near the Kiska Harbor, where her bow was critically damaged by USS Growler and was removed in order to allow friendly forces to tow her back for repairs.
The literal meaning of "Shiranui" is "Mirage", an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, once common near the coastlines of Japan. Due to ecological and environmental damage, it can be hardly seen.