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*[[Rebellion era]]<ref name="SWR:MBME">''[[Star Wars: Rebellion: My Brother, My Enemy]]''</ref>
 
 
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{{Quote|Look. A Separatist dreadnought. The king's murderer must have fled there.|[[Jedi General/Legends|Jedi General]] [[Anakin Skywalker/Legends|Anakin Skywalker]] on [[Toydaria/Legends|Toydaria]]|Witches of the Mist}}
 
{{Quote|Look. A Separatist dreadnought. The king's murderer must have fled there.|[[Jedi General/Legends|Jedi General]] [[Anakin Skywalker/Legends|Anakin Skywalker]] on [[Toydaria/Legends|Toydaria]]|Witches of the Mist}}
The '''''Providence''-class carrier/destroyer''', additionally designated as the '''''Dreadnaught''-class command ship''' and also known as the '''Trade Federation cruiser, the Separatist Star Destroyer, '''or the '''Separatist dreadnought''', was a series of [[Capital ship/Legends|capital ship]] models fielded by the [[Confederate Navy]] during the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]]. It was originally produced and used by the [[Trade Federation/Legends|Trade Federation]], hence the nickname.<ref name="DB:TFC" />
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The '''''Providence''-class carrier/destroyer''', additionally designated as the '''''Dreadnaught''-class command ship''' and also known as the '''Trade Federation cruiser''', the '''Separatist Star Destroyer, '''or the '''Separatist dreadnought''', was a series of [[Capital ship/Legends|capital ship]] models fielded by the [[Confederate Navy]] during the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]]. It was originally produced and used by the [[Trade Federation/Legends|Trade Federation]], hence the nickname.<ref name="DB:TFC" />
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
===Dimensions===
 
===Dimensions===
[[File:Separatistdeckgun.png|thumb|left|180px|A [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Separatist]] [[flak gun]] battery on board the ''[[Invisible Hand/Legends|Invisible Hand]]'']]
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[[File:Separatistdeckgun.png|thumb|left|180px|A [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Separatist]] [[flak gun]] battery on board the [[Invisible Hand/Legends|''Invisible Hand'']]]]
 
Designed by the [[Quarren/Legends|Quarren]] [[Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps/Legends|Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps]], the rounded, pseudo-organic aesthetic capital ships, influenced by the [[Planet/Legends|planet]] [[Dac]], would be echoed in the design of the later [[Mon Calamari Star Cruiser]]s. The ships were operated by 600 [[Droid/Legends|droids]], but commanded by [[Sentience/Legends|sentient]] officers.<ref name="ROTS:ICS" />
 
Designed by the [[Quarren/Legends|Quarren]] [[Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps/Legends|Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps]], the rounded, pseudo-organic aesthetic capital ships, influenced by the [[Planet/Legends|planet]] [[Dac]], would be echoed in the design of the later [[Mon Calamari Star Cruiser]]s. The ships were operated by 600 [[Droid/Legends|droids]], but commanded by [[Sentience/Legends|sentient]] officers.<ref name="ROTS:ICS" />
   
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===Modular compartments===
 
===Modular compartments===
''Providence''-class ships featured modular compartments which made the vessels very easy to modify. This made it possible to easily upgrade the propulsion systems or weaponry of a given ship, as well as making it possible to convert the ships into starfighter carriers, or other variations. The ''[[Invisible Hand/Legends|Invisible Hand]]'' was one example of a heavily modified ''Providence''-class ship.<ref name="TCWCG" />
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''Providence''-class ships featured modular compartments which made the vessels very easy to modify. This made it possible to easily upgrade the propulsion systems or weaponry of a given ship, as well as making it possible to convert the ships into starfighter carriers, or other variations. The [[Invisible Hand/Legends|''Invisible Hand'']] was one example of a heavily modified ''Providence''-class ship.<ref name="TCWCG" />
   
 
===Offensive and defensive systems===
 
===Offensive and defensive systems===
The surface of ''Providence''-class ships were covered with numerous heavy weapons emplacements. Modified vessels such as the ''[[Invisible Hand/Legends|Invisible Hand]]'' included a number of turret-mounted quad [[Turbolaser/Legends|turbolasers]], thirty-four dual [[Laser cannon/Legends|laser cannons]], two capital-scale [[Ion cannon/Legends|ion cannons]], twelve point-defense ion cannons, and 102 [[Proton torpedo/Legends|proton torpedo]] batteries.<ref name="TCWCG" />
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The surface of ''Providence''-class ships were covered with numerous heavy weapons emplacements. Modified vessels such as the [[Invisible Hand/Legends|''Invisible Hand'']] included a number of turret-mounted quad [[Turbolaser/Legends|turbolasers]], thirty-four dual [[Laser cannon/Legends|laser cannons]], two capital-scale [[Ion cannon/Legends|ion cannons]], twelve point-defense ion cannons, and 102 [[Proton torpedo/Legends|proton torpedo]] batteries.<ref name="TCWCG" />
   
 
The reactors on-board each vessel produced so much power that even their point-defense ion cannons were each capable of delivering enough heat per shot to rival a 4.8 megaton bomb. This weaponry and armor made them capable of taking on ''Victory'' and ''Venator''-class [[Star Destroyer/Legends|Star Destroyers]].<ref name="ROTS:ICS" />
 
The reactors on-board each vessel produced so much power that even their point-defense ion cannons were each capable of delivering enough heat per shot to rival a 4.8 megaton bomb. This weaponry and armor made them capable of taking on ''Victory'' and ''Venator''-class [[Star Destroyer/Legends|Star Destroyers]].<ref name="ROTS:ICS" />
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Along with thick and extensive hull plating unusual for most small-and medium-sized [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|CIS]] warships, and a network of heavy combat shield generators, the ships relied on three [[Creveld-4 radial ion drive/Legends|Creveld-4 radial]] [[ion drive]] units for [[Sublight drive|sublight]] propulsion and featured an advanced Class 1.5 [[Hyperdrive/Legends|hyperdrive]]. Standard vessels had their sterns filled with reactors and thrusters, while some ships were modified to allow for bigger hangar space.<ref name="ROTS:ICS" />
 
Along with thick and extensive hull plating unusual for most small-and medium-sized [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|CIS]] warships, and a network of heavy combat shield generators, the ships relied on three [[Creveld-4 radial ion drive/Legends|Creveld-4 radial]] [[ion drive]] units for [[Sublight drive|sublight]] propulsion and featured an advanced Class 1.5 [[Hyperdrive/Legends|hyperdrive]]. Standard vessels had their sterns filled with reactors and thrusters, while some ships were modified to allow for bigger hangar space.<ref name="ROTS:ICS" />
   
The thrusters could be arranged to provide different emergency settings, the main one using blast shields to redirect the ion particles exiting the thrusters, and provide a breaking thrust which slowed the ship's movement during an atmospheric descent.<ref name="ROTS:ICS" /> A similar setting utilized emergency booster engines to slow the ship.<ref name="ROTS" /> In addition to thrusters, a ''Providence''-class ship could utilize airbrake panels that lined the ship to slow descent in an atmosphere.<ref name="ROTS:ICS" />
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The thrusters could be arranged to provide different emergency settings, the main one using blast shields to redirect the ion particles exiting the thrusters, and provide a breaking thrust which slowed the ship's movement during an atmospheric descent.<ref name="ROTS:ICS" /> A similar setting utilized emergency booster engines to slow the ship.<ref name="ROTS" /> In addition to thrusters, a ''Providence''-class ship could utilize airbrake panels that lined the ship to slow descent in an atmosphere <ref name="ROTS:ICS" />, but if both of these technologies were utilized simultaneously at high enough speeds, the aft of the ship was at risk of breaking off. <ref name="ROTS" />
   
 
===Bridge tower===
 
===Bridge tower===
The ''Providence''-class command center was located at the front of the vessel, in a forward facing tower similar to the [[Recusant-class light destroyer|''Recusant''-class light destroyer]]; this setup made the ''Providence''-class slightly more maneuverable than its [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Republic]] counterparts particularly in atmospheres.<ref name="TCWCG" /> The ship's [[Commander/Legends|commander]] was seated in the middle of the bridge, surrounded by control stations on all sides, manned by [[OOM pilot battle droid/Legends|OOM pilot battle droids]] or living crew members. In case of a breach in the bridge [[Transparisteel/Legends|transparisteel]] windows, shield doors could be activated to seal off the affected area.<ref name="ROTS" />
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The ''Providence''-class command center was located at the front of the vessel, in a forward facing tower similar to the [[Recusant-class light destroyer/Legends|''Recusant''-class light destroyer]]; this setup made the ''Providence''-class slightly more maneuverable than its [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Republic]] counterparts particularly in atmospheres.<ref name="TCWCG" /> The ship's [[Commander/Legends|commander]] was seated in the middle of the bridge, surrounded by control stations on all sides, manned by [[OOM pilot battle droid/Legends|OOM pilot battle droids]] or living crew members. In case of a breach in the bridge [[Transparisteel/Legends|transparisteel]] windows, shield doors could be activated to seal off the affected area.<ref name="ROTS" />
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
[[File:Providence hardcell.jpg|left|thumb|180px|right|A ''Providence''-class destroyer with two [[Hardcell-class interstellar transport/Legends|''Hardcell''-class transports]].]]
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[[File:Providence hardcell.jpg|thumb|left|180px|right|A ''Providence''-class destroyer with two [[Hardcell-class interstellar transport/Legends|''Hardcell''-class transports]]]]
 
The ''Providence''-class came about as an updated model of [[Rendili StarDrive/Legends|Rendili StarDrive's]] [[Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser|''Dreadnaught''-class heavy cruiser]]. Quarren manufacturers, originally working on license for Rendili, improved on the design and enlarged it several times to create new models for the Confederacy of Independent Systems.<ref name="TEGTW" />
 
The ''Providence''-class came about as an updated model of [[Rendili StarDrive/Legends|Rendili StarDrive's]] [[Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser|''Dreadnaught''-class heavy cruiser]]. Quarren manufacturers, originally working on license for Rendili, improved on the design and enlarged it several times to create new models for the Confederacy of Independent Systems.<ref name="TEGTW" />
 
The ''Providence''-class destroyers were built on the Quarren-colonized world of [[Pammant/Legends|Pammant]]. Their construction served to hide the more secretive building of the massive [[Subjugator-class heavy cruiser/Legends|''Subjugator''-class heavy cruisers]].<ref name="TCWCG" />
 
The ''Providence''-class destroyers were built on the Quarren-colonized world of [[Pammant/Legends|Pammant]]. Their construction served to hide the more secretive building of the massive [[Subjugator-class heavy cruiser/Legends|''Subjugator''-class heavy cruisers]].<ref name="TCWCG" />
   
 
===Confederate service===
 
===Confederate service===
When the Quarren allied with the Confederacy, ''Providence''-class ships became the heart of the [[Confederate Navy|Separatist starfleet]], using their firepower to combat [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Republic]] cruisers and acting as point ships for planetary blockades, bombardments, and invasions. They proved problematic to other Republic capital ships, such as the ''[[Venator-class Star Destroyer/Legends|Venator]]'' and [[Victory I-class Star Destroyer|''Victory''-class Star Destroyers]].
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When the Quarren allied with the Confederacy, ''Providence''-class ships became the heart of the [[Confederate Navy|Separatist starfleet]], using their firepower to combat [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Republic]] cruisers and acting as point ships for planetary blockades, bombardments, and invasions. They proved problematic to other Republic capital ships, such as the [[Venator-class Star Destroyer/Legends|''Venator'']] and [[Victory I-class Star Destroyer|''Victory''-class Star Destroyers]].
   
<div style="float:right">[[File:Invincible2-TCWs2BR3.png|left|thumb|200px|''Invincible'']]</div>
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<div style="float:right">[[File:Invincible2-TCWs2BR3.png|thumb|left|200px|''Invincible'']]</div>
''Providence''-class ships would be used extensively in Confederate offensives in the late Clone Wars, and would be present at several Separatist conquests.<ref name="SW:CW">''[[Star Wars: Clone Wars]]''</ref> During this time, the most famous vessel of the ''Providence''-class was a modified specimen named ''[[Invisible Hand/Legends|Invisible Hand]]'', which served as [[Flagship/Legends|flagship]] for [[General/Legends|General]] [[Grievous/Legends|Grievous]].<ref name="ROTS" /> Some commanders used the larger ''Providence''-class variant exemplified by the Separatist dreadnought ''[[Invincible/Legends|Invincible]]'', famously used by [[Admiral/Legends|Admiral]] [[Trench/Legends|Trench]].<ref name="TCWEG1&2">''[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars Official Episode Guide Series 1 & 2]]''</ref><ref name="TEGTW" />
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''Providence''-class ships would be used extensively in Confederate offensives in the late Clone Wars, and would be present at several Separatist conquests.<ref name="SW:CW">''[[Star Wars: Clone Wars]]''</ref> During this time, the most famous vessel of the ''Providence''-class was a modified specimen named [[Invisible Hand/Legends|''Invisible Hand'']], which served as [[Flagship/Legends|flagship]] for [[General/Legends|General]] [[Grievous/Legends|Grievous]].<ref name="ROTS" /> Some commanders used the larger ''Providence''-class variant exemplified by the Separatist dreadnought [[Invincible/Legends|''Invincible'']], famously used by [[Admiral/Legends|Admiral]] [[Trench/Legends|Trench]].<ref name="TCWEG1&2">''[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars Official Episode Guide Series 1 & 2]]''</ref><ref name="TEGTW" />
   
 
===Post-Clone Wars service===
 
===Post-Clone Wars service===
At least one ''Providence''-class ship was used by [[Gizor Dellso's navy]] against an [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] invasion force during the [[Battle of Mustafar (Imperial Period)|Battle of Mustafar]].<ref name="SWBF2" /> Several were used by the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic/Legends|Alliance to Restore the Republic]]. A heavily modified ''Providence''-class vessel known as ''[[Rebel One]] would'' later be operated in the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic/Legends|Rebel Alliance]] [[Alliance Fleet/Legends|Fleet]].<ref name="SWR:MBME" /> The ''Rebel One'' later took part in the [[Disaster at Deepspace Besh|battle]] of [[Tingel Deepspace Besh|Deepspace Besh]] after the Rebel Fleet was ambushed.<ref name="TEGTW" />
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At least one ''Providence''-class ship was used by [[Gizor Dellso's navy]] against an [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] invasion force during the [[Battle of Mustafar (Imperial Period)|Battle of Mustafar]].<ref name="SWBF2" /> Several were used by the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic/Legends|Alliance to Restore the Republic]]. A heavily modified ''Providence''-class vessel known as ''[[Rebel One]] would'' later be operated in the [[Alliance to Restore the Republic/Legends|Rebel Alliance]] [[Alliance Fleet/Legends|Fleet]].<ref name="SWR:MBME">''[[Star Wars: Rebellion: My Brother, My Enemy]]''</ref> The ''Rebel One'' later took part in the [[Disaster at Deepspace Besh|battle]] of [[Tingel Deepspace Besh|Deepspace Besh]] after the Rebel Fleet was ambushed.<ref name="TEGTW" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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The craft loosely resembles the shape of real-life zeppelins and other airships. This is further brought out during one transition scene in Episode III when the ''Invisible Hand'' passes, as the sound effect for its motors resemble the engines on some airships.
 
The craft loosely resembles the shape of real-life zeppelins and other airships. This is further brought out during one transition scene in Episode III when the ''Invisible Hand'' passes, as the sound effect for its motors resemble the engines on some airships.
   
In ''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'' and ''[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series)|Star Wars: The Clone Wars]]'', the ship is depicted as having 2 thrusters, but in [[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'']] and ''[[Star Wars: Clone Wars]]'', the ship has 3 thrusters. In addition to this the ship does not feature the bridge tower and instead places the command bridge to be near the center of the ship in a rise. ''[[Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron]]'' and ''[[Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron]]'' depict the bridge at the top of the large communications array fin.
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In ''[[Star Wars: Battlefront II]]'' and [[Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series)|''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'']], the ship is depicted as having 2 thrusters, but in [[Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith|''Star Wars'': Episode III ''Revenge of the Sith'']] and ''[[Star Wars: Clone Wars]]'', the ship has 3 thrusters. In addition to this the ship does not feature the bridge tower and instead places the command bridge to be near the center of the ship in a rise. ''[[Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron]]'' and ''[[Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron]]'' depict the bridge at the top of the large communications array fin.
   
 
The ''Essential Guide to Warfare'' was the first source to state Mon Calamari involvement in the design of the ship. In part 12 of Jason Fry's endnotes for the book, Paul Urquhart mentioned that he mentioned the Mon Calamari involvement in the design due to the front of the vessels being similar. He also mentioned that he suspected that the similar design in ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' was deliberate.<ref name="endnotes 12">[http://jasonfry.tumblr.com/post/25364458982/eg-to-warfare-endnotes-pt-12 Jason Fry's Endnotes for ''The Essential Guide to Warfare'': Part 12]</ref>
 
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"Look. A Separatist dreadnought. The king's murderer must have fled there."
Jedi General Anakin Skywalker on Toydaria[src]

The Providence-class carrier/destroyer, additionally designated as the Dreadnaught-class command ship and also known as the Trade Federation cruiser, the Separatist Star Destroyer, or the Separatist dreadnought, was a series of capital ship models fielded by the Confederate Navy during the Clone Wars. It was originally produced and used by the Trade Federation, hence the nickname.[2]

Description

Dimensions

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A Separatist flak gun battery on board the Invisible Hand

Designed by the Quarren Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps, the rounded, pseudo-organic aesthetic capital ships, influenced by the planet Dac, would be echoed in the design of the later Mon Calamari Star Cruisers. The ships were operated by 600 droids, but commanded by sentient officers.[5]

Providence-class ships were massive, cylindrical 1,088-meter-long warships with a pointed nose that tapered towards the superstructure. Some Providence-class vessels were longer, measuring 2,177.35 meters. These ships were said to be some of the biggest in the Separatist fleet and were capable of holding a planetary blockade almost by themselves.[6] This enlarged model was billed as the "Separatist Dreadnought".[1] Rising from the stern portion of the vessel, was an elongated main communications and sensor pod.[5] The ships, like all Mon Calamari and Quarren designs, were designed to be capable of landing on water in case of emergencies.[3]

Modular compartments

Providence-class ships featured modular compartments which made the vessels very easy to modify. This made it possible to easily upgrade the propulsion systems or weaponry of a given ship, as well as making it possible to convert the ships into starfighter carriers, or other variations. The Invisible Hand was one example of a heavily modified Providence-class ship.[3]

Offensive and defensive systems

The surface of Providence-class ships were covered with numerous heavy weapons emplacements. Modified vessels such as the Invisible Hand included a number of turret-mounted quad turbolasers, thirty-four dual laser cannons, two capital-scale ion cannons, twelve point-defense ion cannons, and 102 proton torpedo batteries.[3]

The reactors on-board each vessel produced so much power that even their point-defense ion cannons were each capable of delivering enough heat per shot to rival a 4.8 megaton bomb. This weaponry and armor made them capable of taking on Victory and Venator-class Star Destroyers.[5]

Propulsion systems

Along with thick and extensive hull plating unusual for most small-and medium-sized CIS warships, and a network of heavy combat shield generators, the ships relied on three Creveld-4 radial ion drive units for sublight propulsion and featured an advanced Class 1.5 hyperdrive. Standard vessels had their sterns filled with reactors and thrusters, while some ships were modified to allow for bigger hangar space.[5]

The thrusters could be arranged to provide different emergency settings, the main one using blast shields to redirect the ion particles exiting the thrusters, and provide a breaking thrust which slowed the ship's movement during an atmospheric descent.[5] A similar setting utilized emergency booster engines to slow the ship.[8] In addition to thrusters, a Providence-class ship could utilize airbrake panels that lined the ship to slow descent in an atmosphere [5], but if both of these technologies were utilized simultaneously at high enough speeds, the aft of the ship was at risk of breaking off. [8]

Bridge tower

The Providence-class command center was located at the front of the vessel, in a forward facing tower similar to the Recusant-class light destroyer; this setup made the Providence-class slightly more maneuverable than its Republic counterparts particularly in atmospheres.[3] The ship's commander was seated in the middle of the bridge, surrounded by control stations on all sides, manned by OOM pilot battle droids or living crew members. In case of a breach in the bridge transparisteel windows, shield doors could be activated to seal off the affected area.[8]

History

Background

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A Providence-class destroyer with two Hardcell-class transports

The Providence-class came about as an updated model of Rendili StarDrive's Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser. Quarren manufacturers, originally working on license for Rendili, improved on the design and enlarged it several times to create new models for the Confederacy of Independent Systems.[1] The Providence-class destroyers were built on the Quarren-colonized world of Pammant. Their construction served to hide the more secretive building of the massive Subjugator-class heavy cruisers.[3]

Confederate service

When the Quarren allied with the Confederacy, Providence-class ships became the heart of the Separatist starfleet, using their firepower to combat Republic cruisers and acting as point ships for planetary blockades, bombardments, and invasions. They proved problematic to other Republic capital ships, such as the Venator and Victory-class Star Destroyers.

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Providence-class ships would be used extensively in Confederate offensives in the late Clone Wars, and would be present at several Separatist conquests.[12] During this time, the most famous vessel of the Providence-class was a modified specimen named Invisible Hand, which served as flagship for General Grievous.[8] Some commanders used the larger Providence-class variant exemplified by the Separatist dreadnought Invincible, famously used by Admiral Trench.[13][1]

Post-Clone Wars service

At least one Providence-class ship was used by Gizor Dellso's navy against an Imperial invasion force during the Battle of Mustafar.[10] Several were used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic. A heavily modified Providence-class vessel known as Rebel One would later be operated in the Rebel Alliance Fleet.[11] The Rebel One later took part in the battle of Deepspace Besh after the Rebel Fleet was ambushed.[1]

Behind the scenes

On the commentary track for Revenge of the Sith, Lucas refers to Grievous's ship as a "Star Destroyer". This might be an indication that the distinction between destroyers in the Galactic Republic/Empire and similar ships in other fleets is simply a case of semantics.

The craft loosely resembles the shape of real-life zeppelins and other airships. This is further brought out during one transition scene in Episode III when the Invisible Hand passes, as the sound effect for its motors resemble the engines on some airships.

In Star Wars: Battlefront II and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the ship is depicted as having 2 thrusters, but in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Clone Wars, the ship has 3 thrusters. In addition to this the ship does not feature the bridge tower and instead places the command bridge to be near the center of the ship in a rise. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron depict the bridge at the top of the large communications array fin.

The Essential Guide to Warfare was the first source to state Mon Calamari involvement in the design of the ship. In part 12 of Jason Fry's endnotes for the book, Paul Urquhart mentioned that he mentioned the Mon Calamari involvement in the design due to the front of the vessels being similar. He also mentioned that he suspected that the similar design in Star Wars: The Clone Wars was deliberate.[14]

Appearances

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Providence-class carrier/destroyers invade an unidentified purple planet

Non-canon appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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