- For other uses, see Paladin.
The Paladin-class was built for speed and maneuverability which suited their primary mission for defensive duties. The Paladins were built with a single-crew hull and was equipped with two sleek warp nacelles situated aft, one above the saucer section, the other below. (TOS - Crucible novels: Provenance of Shadows, The Fire and the Rose)
- From the description, the Paladin-class bears a resemblance to the Akula-class, which appeared in the Starfleet Command series of video games.