Ships of the class
The Malachowski-class was initially identified via the Clarke by designer John Eaves.  Eaves also named the class, which was later confirmed  after being revealed on Startrek.com, and later in Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves (p. 194).
According to the article "DISCOVERY's 'Battle of the Binary Stars' Armada Identified" by Ken Reilly at TrekCore, this class was "named after US Air Force pilot Nicole Malachowski, the first female member of the famed Thunderbirds acrobatic flying team." 
Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection, issue 9, states that the ISS Cooper was intended to be a Malachowski-class Terran ship; however, due to time constraints, the ship was never seen on screen.