Hatsuyuki was an Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer that was commissioned on 30 March 1929. The ship helped cover the Japanese landings at the 1937 Battle of Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and it also took part in the 1940 invasion of French Indochina. During World War II, Hatsuyuki assisted in the Japanese invasions of Southeast Asia and Indonesia, and the ship fought in the Battle of Cape Esperance off Guadalcanal in 1942. The ship helped with the rescue of 518 survivors from Furutaka, and it also escorted Aoba back to Truk. The ship assisted in the Japanese tactical victory at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, and the ship helped in rescuing survivors of the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. On 17 July 1942, Hatsuyuki was sunk in an attack by US Air Force aircraft while docked at the Shortlands in the Solomon Islands, killing 120 and wounding 36.