Was this a night-operation? I do remember an F6F-3E/N or F6F-5N doing a dive-attack on a destroyer at night which either sank it or disabled the ship in 1944.
No, this happened in Dec 41 in the initial Japanese invasion of the island. They lost Kisaragi to a bomb from a Wildcat. Hellcats were obviously not in service at that time.
I think it was an F11C actually.
Wasn't that a fighter? Or did it have a dive-bomber variant?