This ship was one of eight(8) Carryall class ships built, but the only to survive until it's StarFleet decommission date, where it was mothballed in a starship graveyard. 'Fleet made the decision to sell off the relic that was then known as the F.S.S. Ammo Box six(6) years after retiring it, Which is when Axel Slade bought it in 2328The Black Dragon has the 2330's equivalent to a true super computer, allowing hir Captain to have temporarily lived as software in it due to the result of a battle to stop a prison break. Modifications made by Axel Slade to the computer's operating system during his time as a program lead the the computer becoming self-aware, and thus truly intelligent. The computer chooses Urok Slade (Oorock) as hir name.
The reason Black Dragon is referred to as a hermaphrodite, is that the avatar that Urok uses to walk the decks of the ship is a synthetic facsimile of a Drak individual made of submicroscopic mechanical cells, a hermaphrodite race of reptilians that closely resemble a biped Dragon morph, and are the source of all Dragon myths and legends of Terra.