In that year, while transporting the Assassin Duncan Walpole to Havana, the Intrigue happened upon and attacked the Jacobite, a pirate vessel captained by Abel Bramah off the coast of Cape Bonavista. At first the Intrigue fared well against the pirates, but a lightning strike and a chance gust of wind afforded the crew of the Jacobite the opportunity to land a full broadside, demasting and ultimately sinking the Intrigue. However, the ship had set the Jacobite's powder magazine alight, and soon the pirate ship was sunk as well.
- HMS Intrigue is erroneously referred to as a Man O' War in the Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia.
- The HMS Intrigue's model is later reused in Prisoner of War ships in Assassin's Creed Rogue