|Position||Captain of USS Gallant|
John Bearclaw was a 23rd century human Starfleet officer. He was captain of the USS Gallant for several years until the ship's destruction in 2285. His son was William Bearclaw, a Starfleet officer aboard the USS Enterprise.
Bearclaw assumed command of the Gallant in 2278, when his son was 15-years old.
On Stardate 8141.5, the Gallant was patrolling the Klingon Neutral Zone near Gamma Hydra when the ship was suddenly attacked by four Klingon battlecruisers. Despite his attempt to put up a valiant fight, Bearclaw died along with his crew when the Gallant was destroyed.