To load, transport, and land combat troops and their equipment in landing boats on enemy beaches.
To transport underwater combat demolition teams to the vicinity of landing beaches for reconnaissance and demolition operations and serve as a base for such teams.
To act as a fire support, escort and screening vessel as directed.
To evacuate troops, casualties and prisoners of war as directed and provide necessary medical care to the wounded.
To transport evacuated troops, casualties and prisoners of war to ports of disembarkation.
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