The ship is first seen when the film begins, and it was there that a sailor tells Prince Eric and Grimsby the supposed legend surrounding King Triton. Ironically, one of the captured fishes escapes to go to Atlantica, Triton's kingdom.
Later, the ship is seen again when, remarking a large object floating overhead blocking moonlight from the grotto roof, Ariel, being ever curious, swims to the surface to figure out what this massive object is. The object proves to be a human ship, shooting fireworks into the night sky. Ariel swims towards the vessel, in spite of Sebastian's protests, and climbs aboard to witness dancing seamen. Ariel learns that the humans aboard are celebrating the birthday of their prince; one creature that catches her eye is Max, the sheepdog who takes a liking to Ariel. But Ariel is left enamored when she sees the dog's master, Prince Eric. Eric is given a large statue of himself as a birthday present by Grimsby, who sourly proclaims that he hoped it would be a wedding present. Eric protests that he just hasn't found the right girl yet, but insists that when he does it will hit him - like lightning. It was then that the sounds of thunder echoed in the distance, followed by an ever growing gust of wind.
Suddenly, without warning, a hurricane blows in, sweeping up both ship and crew violently in a volley of wind and water. Ariel is thrown off the vessel and into the sea while Scuttle was being blown away by the wind. Ariel surfaces just in time to witness a bolt of lightning strike one of the sails, setting it on fire. When the ship crashes into a gaggle of rocks, the crew is sent overboard, along with the statue of Eric. Though they all made it to the lifeboats, Eric discovers that Max is still on the burning vessel and goes off to rescue him. While Eric manages to get Max to safety, he is unable to save himself (due to his foot getting stuck in a hole) when he gets blown away by a massive explosion caused by the fire when it reaches the barrels of gun powder and lands into the ocean underwater, unconscious. When she sees this and rushes towards his aid, Ariel rescues Eric and takes him back to shore.
The ship appeared cameo during the song, Tip and Dash.
This ship appeared on the show in Season 3 and was used by Prince Eric for travel to Agrabah.