Kamikaze Attack at Mindoro
Ganesvoort entered Mangarin Bay, Mindoro, with convoy the morning of December 30, 1944. That afternoon a suicide plane which crashed Gansevoort's main deck to port. ... A terrific explosion cut steering and electric power, started several fires, and killed or wounded 34 of her crew. Damage control parties could not get aft as her main deck was blown upward.