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The Providence-class carrier/destroyer, also known as the Dreadnaught-class command ship, the Trade Federation cruiser or the Separatist Dreadnaught, was a capital ship used by the Confederate Navy during the Clone Wars. It was originally produced and used by the Trade Federation, hence the nickname.
The Providence-class destroyer has many weapons which makes the ship very powerful in most cases. The Providence-class carrier/destroyer has 40 Flak Guns, 20 on each side which makes it powerful during ship-to-ship combat with Victory-class Star Destroyers or Imperial-I class Star Destroyers.
The Providence-class also has 34 Dual Laser Cannons on each side in case of firing at Republic fighters. The Providence-class also has 14 Quad turbolasers on the top of the ship. The Separatist Dreadnaught also has 102 Proton torpedo launchers that can hold up to 2,800 Proton Torpedoes and 550 Discord missiles. Along with 12 Point-defense ion cannons and 2 heavy ion cannons, the Providence-class carrier has several Forward Cannons stationed under the nose of the ship. Point-defense laser cannons are stationed on the Providence's neck leading to the 2nd Bridge.
Providence-class carrier/destroyers feature modular compartments which make the vessels very easy to modify. This makes 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 and the Invincible are one example of a heavily modified Providence-class carrier/destroyers. Trade Federation Cruisers are massive, cylindrical 1,088-meter-long warships with a pointed nose that tapered towards the superstructure. Some Providence-class carrier/destroyers are longer, measuring 2,177.35 meters. These ships are said to be some of the biggest in the Confederate Navy and are capable of holding a planetary blockade almost by themselves.
The Providence has 2 Control Bridges which makes it quite an impressive design for such a large ship.
The 1st Control Bridge is located in the front of the ship. There are 2 models of the Providence-class carrier's bridge. The original Bridge model contains 10 Driver Battle Droids or OOM pilot battle droids manning the ship. The 2 Droids in the front drive the ship, while the others fired its weapons and unlocked doors. It contains 1 chair for a Tactical Droid, super tactical droid, or a OOM command battle droid to sit in it. Sometimes, they carry biological officers, such as [[Trench][ or Grievous
The newer model of the Bridge has a crew of 17 OOM-series battle droids or B-series battle droids. It still has the chair in the middle and the Bridge is extended which makes the Providence-class destroyer maneuverable than its Republic counterparts particularly in atmospheres.
The Providence's 2nd control bridge is much smaller than the first. It only has 6 OOM security battle droids manning it and still has 1 chair for the T-series tactical droids. The 2nd Control Bridge also has point-defense laser cannons protecting the front and the back.
The Providence-class carrier/destroyer has cell bays and lots of hallways so B1 battle droids can walk in. Inside the Providence's hangar, it has many Droid Fighter Clips so they can hold 120 Vulture Droids, 120 Droid tri-fighters and 10-30 Hyena-class bombers. Under the Providence's hangar, it stores 1.4 million B1 battle droids, 1.5 million B2 super battle droids, 160 Multi-Troop Transports, and 280 Armored Assault Tanks and other droid craft.
As mainly a carrier/destroyer, the Providence-class carrier/destroyer is a dreadnaught, Fighter Carrier, and a cruiser. It can also be a Command Ship to lead New Confederacy Warships to battle. The Command Ship role makes the Providence-class very strong.
Before the Clone WarsEdit
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. The Providence-class carrier/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.