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The Vulcan cruiser was a type of small starship used by the Vulcans in the 23rd century for both private and official business. Capable of landing on a planetary surface, it was common on Vulcan in the 2250s.


When Michael Burnham ran away from home as a child, she was rescued by a Vulcan cruiser. (DIS: "If Memory Serves")

In 2249, several cruisers were parked and taking off from a building on Vulcan, when Sarek spoke with the Director of the Vulcan Expeditionary Group.

In 2256, a Vulcan cruiser was to ferry Sarek to a secret meeting with the Klingons on Cancri IV. However, the ship was disabled and stranded inside the Yridia Nebula by V'Latak's sabotage. (DIS: "Lethe")

A Vulcan cruiser of this type was parked on a Paris rooftop near the United Federation of Planets building where Michael Burnham spoke with Amanda Grayson in 2257. (DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?")

Burnham observed several cruisers in the city skies on Vulcan as she approached Ambassador Sarek's residence in 2257. (DIS: "Light and Shadows")

Mirror universe

In the mirror universe, Vulcan cruisers were used by Vulcan rebels fighting the Terran Empire. A cruiser attacked the USS Discovery after it entered the mirror universe, before being driven off by the ISS Cooper. (DIS: "Despite Yourself")

Technical data

Cruiser traffic above a Vulcan city.

Used for both suborbital and interstellar transport, cruisers featured a U-shaped version of the warp ring common to Vulcan starship design. The external access hatch was located at the rear, providing access to a simple standing cockpit for two without apparent seating.

The cockpit was additionally equipped with holographic displays, internal force fields, and access to the ship's transponder. (DIS: "Lethe")

Ships of the class




Background information

Sarek's cruiser.

Before Sarek's cruiser reveals any identifying information in "Point of Light", Burnham is quick to visually recognize the ship as Sarek's - implying there may be exterior visual differences between cruisers.

The Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection artwork identified this type of vessel as a "Vulcan Corvette" before later amending the name to Solkar-class cruiser, presumably named after Solkar, Vulcan's first ambassador to Earth [1] and is called the T'Pau scout ship in Star Trek Online.