This shuttlecraft, attached to the U.S.S. Voyager as its Shuttlecraft 4, was used by Tom Paris to break the Warp 10 barrier in the Delta Quadrant in 2372. Named for the discoverer of warp drive, it was retrieved safely after the test. It can cover 50 million kilometers in 4.5 minutes and project a dekyon beam.
The Cochrane was destroyed in early 2374 by the Cataati. Paris and B'Elanna Torres used the shuttlecraft to retrieve Voyager's ejected warp core, but the Cataati attempted to salvage the part for themselves, and bombarded the Cochrane with an antimatter pulse. Paris and Torres escaped the shuttle's destruction by donning environmental suits and beaming themselves into space.