The Frank S. Besson Class Logistics Support Vessels (LSV) are the Army's largest powered watercraft. They are designed to carry up to 2,000 tons of cargo from strategic sealift ships to shore during operations. The vessels are critical force projection enablers in that they primarily used in intratheater contingency operations and can "beach" themselves on shore to drop off cargo. The LSV provides worldwide transport of general and vehicular cargo.