Shirayuki has medium-length brown hair in low twintails with parted bangs, and has brown eyes. Like her sisters, she wears a plain white-and-navy-blue serafuku with a short-sleeved collared shirt, neckerchief, and pleated skirt.
In her combat gear, she wears her smokestack, bridge, and mast like a backpack, and carries torpedo launchers strapped to both thighs. Her single twin-cannon turret is carried on a purse-like strap mounted to her wrist. Her loafers are armored, as well.
Compared to the other four destroyers of the 11th Destroyer Division, Shirayuki is a calmer, more level-headed, and somewhat more feminine girl. In the official 4koma manga though, she also shows a somewhat unhealthy interest in shooting and even has a ammo shell collection in her room.
- Built by Yokohama Dockyard
- Laid down 19 June 1926
- Launched 15 November 1927
- Commissioned 18 December 1928
- Sunk in air attack on 3 March 1943, southeast of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (07°15′S 148°30′E).