The USS Valley Forge (NCC-43305) was a 24th century Federation Excelsior-class starship operated by Starfleet. The Valley Forge fought in the Dominion War and, in late 2374, saw action at the First Battle of Chin'toka. She took heavy damage during an attack run against Cardassian orbital weapon platforms when a crippled Akira-class starship crashed into her starboard nacelle, followed by several disruptor hits that penetrated her primary hull. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")
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The Valley Forge's appearance in "Tears of the Prophets" was confirmed by John Gross and Karen Sickles of Digital Muse in a 25 June 1998 post, by DS9 Visual Effects Supervisor David Stipes, on the newsgroup alt.tv.star-trek.ds9. The name and registry number are also briefly visible on the hull as the vessel tumbles past the camera.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 451), this ship was "named for the site in Pennsylvania where General George Washington's troops spent a bitter winter during the American revolutionary war."