The HMS Interceptor was a brig hailed by the Royal Navy to be the fastest ship in the Caribbean. The ship was once under the command of Commodore James Norrington until she was stolen by Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner after faux-hijacking the much larger HMS Dauntless.
Once the Interceptor had pulled alongside the Dauntless, Jack and his accomplice Will Turner, swung to the smaller vessel and commandeered her. Jack had disabled the Dauntless' rudder chain, preventing the Dauntless from turning to fire its cannons at the Interceptor, and thus saved it from being destroyed.
At Tortuga, Jack, with some help from his trusted first-mate and friend Gibbs, gathered a crew to man the Interceptor and hunt down the Black Pearl. At this time, Jack and Will promised the ship to Anamaria, whom he owed a vessel - after stealing (and losing) hers (the Jolly Mon).
Later, after Elizabeth's rescue, Anamaria and the absent Jack's crew attempted to outrun the Black Pearl. Unfortunately for the crew, their pursuers used the Pearl's sweeps to gain on the Interceptor. The vessel was boarded by the cursed pirates, and, after a fierce battle in which the Interceptor's mast was cut down, the crew was captured.
However, the Interceptor was destroyed in battle after being captured by Hector Barbossa and the cursed crew of Black Pearl. After taking Jack's crew aboard his own ship, a fuse was laid, leading to the Interceptor's gunpowder magazine. Trapped aboard, Will barely escaped being killed himself when the ship exploded.
- "There's no ship as can match the Interceptor for speed." - Murtogg
- "This is the fastest ship in the Caribbean!" "You can tell them that after they've caught us!" - Elizabeth Swann and Anamaria