Submarine Attack in the Mindanao Sea
While in the Mindanao Sea, on February 21, 1945, Renshaw was struck by a torpedo from an enemy submarine. ... The torpedo exploded on contact about 10 feet below the waterline, flooding the firerooms. The ship lost all power, a large section of the hull was warped by the explosion, and bulkheads and decks were fractured. ... Even though 19 men were killed and 20 injured, within a matter of minutes damage control parties had the flooding reduced by half and through their efforts the main propulsion machinery suffered no damage.