The SSV Normandy SR-1 (Systems Alliance Space Vehicle Stealth Reconnaissance 1) is a Systems Alliance starship. She is a prototype "deep scout" frigate, first of the eponymous Normandy class, co-developed by the Alliance and the Turian Hierarchy with the sponsorship of the Citadel Council. She is optimized for solo reconnaissance missions deep within unstable regions, using state-of-the-art stealth technology powered by an experimental drive core.
Commissioned in 2183, the Normandy was initially captained by David Anderson, however, she was handed over to Commander Shepard when the commander became the first human Spectre, serving as Shepard's main source of transportation and base of operations.
The Normandy is named after the Battle of Normandy in 1944, a pivotal battle of the Second World War.
Although there appears to be more than one Normandy SR-2 in the ME Twitterverse, there is only one Normandy SR-1, which is currently under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Bellara Shepard. The Normandy's XO is Navigator Pressly, who took the liberty of painting the ship red and black, to match the Commander's favourite Colossus armour.
Notable Crew Members of the SR-1