A year later, the Yukon was stolen by a Changeling impersonating Julian Bashir. The Changeling killed the runabout's crew and modified it to withstand the heat of the Bajoran sun. The Changeling also equipped the runabout with trilithium, tekasite, and protomatter, ingredients which would destroy the entire Bajoran system. The Yukon was being tractored away by the USS Defiant from the sun when the bomb exploded, destroying the ship. (DS9: "By Inferno's Light")
|Danube-class: USS Gander • USS Ganges • USS Mekong • USS Orinoco • USS Rio Grande • USS Rubicon • USS Shenandoah • USS Volga • USS Yangtzee Kiang • USS Yukon • NCC-73918 • Unnamed|
|Yellowstone-class: USS Yellowstone|
The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 335) assigned this runabout the registry NCC-74602. The reference work (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 511) noted that it was "named after the river in Northwest Canada and central Alaska, flowing 1,979 miles to the Bering Sea."