- For other uses, see Jones.
USS John Paul Jones (NCC-61001) was a Mission-class starship in service to Starfleet in the late 22nd and/or early 23rd century. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update)
The John Paul Jones was lost or decommissioned sometime prior to the year2296. That year, Commander Nyota Uhura of the USS Intrepid II instructed Lieutenant Duchamps to hail the then non-existent ship by name, on a frequency that would be overheard by a nearby cloaked Romulan Warbird. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)
- The ship was presumably named for 18th century American naval commander John Paul Jones.
This is one of a number of ships to be so named, succeeding the earlier Larson-class USS Jones and followed by another Ambassador Hardin-class USS Jones by the 2360s decade. (FASA RPG modules: Federation Ship Recognition Manual, Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)