NCS Providentwas a supply ship in service to the New Commonwealth in the 74th Solar Century. Provident was under the command of Commander Russell Hill and Executive Officer Kylene Kaewphakdee, with a crew of 170 primarily from the Bountiful System. Provident was the supply ship for the Third Exploring Expedition of the Orion Quadrant.

After the Aurelian Attack on the Charlemagne Starlock, Provident and the rest of the Third Ex. Ex. became part of the Fleet of Orion . During the voyage to Earth, the artifactories aboard Provident built missiles and ammunition for the other ships. Provident fled the Sol System when the Aurelians arrived to protect its civilian crew, along with other civilians evacuated from other ships of the fleet.