The SSV Palmer was an Alliance carrier that had both Laurence Shepard and Hannah Shepard. The ship was constructed soon after the death of President Dean Palmer. The SSV Palmer was a large vessel that was often used to support small ships. It had several large cannons and was said to be the largest carrier in the Alliance military. The ship was the fourth Alliance space vessel to be named after a president, though the SSV Palmer was the most recent out of the four. The carrier fought in the battle of the Citadel, where it sustained minor damage. The carrier was repaired afterward and continued service.