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The Malachowski-class was a type of 23rd century Federation starship that was in service during the 2250s.

Two ships of this class, the USS Clarke and USS Sioux, participated in Battle of the Binary Stars with the Klingons in 2256. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars")

Ships of the class



Background information

Eaves' concept art

The Malachowski-class was initially identified via the Clarke by designer John Eaves. [1] Eaves also named the class, which was later confirmed [2] after being revealed on, 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." [3]

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.