Shaman-class Carriers were the first and only carrier-class vessels in Somtaaw service.
Shamans were designed before times of battles as support for Somtaaw command ships. While these huge units were moving forward, Carriers were normally assigned to stay with several Workers to finish the mining of remaining asteroids. However, when times of war began, the Shamans were forced onto the battlefield. Thanks to their durable design and their Sentinel escorts, they could survive an attack from multiple frigates, and were capable of striking back with Energy Cannons if upgraded for battle. Like most carriers, they could build both strike craft and frigates. It's primary docking bay could survive several direct hits from Ion Cannons, while a portion of the resource bay was occupied by Sleeperpods which housed crew for strike craft.