Triage at Sea
The smallest things are often the most easily overlooked. That also applies to some of the most diminutive surface ships, PCE(R)s-patrol craft, escort rescue. Only 13 of the vessels were built, and their role in World War II has been largely forgotten. At the Battle of Leyte Gulf, however, one of the rescue ships valiantly fought off Japanese air attacks to save the lives of wounded Sailors.