- This article describes the ship from the original Space Battleship Yamato. For its counterpart in Space Battleship Yamato 2199, see Yukikaze (2199). For its counterpart in the live action film, see Yukikaze (Live Action Film).
The Yukikaze (M-21881-17) was a destroyer in the Earth Defense Force under the command of Mamoru Kodai.
During the battle, it was able to destroy a total of 2 Gamilas destroyer with torpedoes. The ship covered Okita's ship as it flees the battle, after suffering dozens of hits from Gamilas destroyers, it exploded and crashed onto Titan. The wreck is later found by the Yamato on it's way out of the Solar System.
- The ship was named Paladin in Star Blazers.