- For other uses, see Paladin.
In 2369 (stardate 46935), the Paladin-class USS Valkyrie was lost with all hands and presumed destroyed after engaging the Borg at the planet Uridi'si. The remains of the Valkyrie were later discovered in the Gamma Quadrant by the USS Defiant in 2376. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Lesser Evil)
- There is probably a USS Paladin that would be the first vessel or prototype of this class of starship, but such a ship has not been referenced in Star Trek publications to date.