A Clash of Kings
Ser Davos Seaworth spots the Valyrian anchored in the bay of Dragonstone when Stannis Baratheon is gathering his swords. The Valyrian is Salladhor's flagship during the Battle of the Blackwater.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Salladhor Saan's pirate fleet, including his Old Mother's Son and Valyrian, tries to board a galley from Volantis near the Stepstones. They kill the captain, but the ship gets away. In Braavos, a mate from the galley tells Cat of the Canals about the incident.
A Dance with Dragons
Salladhor Saan and his fleet set sail from Eastwatch for White Harbor, to take Davos Seaworth as an envoy from King Stannis Baratheon to Lord Wyman Manderly. As a show of strength, Davos was to arrive on the great Valyrian, with the rest of the splendid fleet behind her. However, when much of his fleet is destroyed by storms, Salladhor loses heart and decides to abandon Stannis, sick of waiting for payment from the king. He refuses to take Davos to White Harbor, and instead sets him ashore on Sweetsister by rowboat.