Wakatsuki was a Akizuki-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "(another name of) Crescent".
Wakatsuki participated in rescuing sailors from two of the aircraft carriers that participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor: (June 1944) and (October 1944) when each was sunk by US forces.
On 11 November 1944, Wakatsuki was escorting a troop convoy to Ormoc, Philippines. She was sunk by aircraft of Task Force 38 in Ormoc Bay, west of Leyte ().
- Chief Equipping Officer - Cmdr. Yasuatsu Suzuki - 1 May 1943 - 31 May 1943
- Cmdr. / Capt. / RADM* Yasuatsu Suzuki - 31 May 1943 - 11 November 1944 (KIA; promoted to Captain on 1 May 1944; posthumous promotion to Rear Admiral.)