The Dark Stella was a freighter that was ordered for contruction in around 2270 by Harcourt Fenton Mudd. The vessel was built using the recycled materials from the Stella series of androids from planet Mudd, and was given the name by Harry, in "honor" of his ex-wife, Stella Mudd.
Additionally, the Dark Stella was designed to be able to transport tons of dilithium, which was part of Mudd's plan to obtain large amounts of crystals, and bring the Alpha Quadrant to a stand-still. (TOS short story: "The Business, As Usual, During Altercations").
|Harcourt Fenton Mudd's dilithium freighters|
|Dark Stella • Evening Stella • Interstella • Stella Sapphrite • Superstella|