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Durmstrang Ship
Object information

1994 or earlier


Traveling, Residency


Durmstrang Institute

The Durmstrang Ship[1] was a magical ship used by the Durmstrang Institute to reach Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the 1994 Triwizard Tournament. The ship can travel underwater, though, in practice, the students steered while Headmaster Igor Karkaroff stayed in his cabin, and probably capable of invoking a magical means of traveling from one large body of water to another. The ship has a strange, skeletal look and appears to be simillar to a 16th century spanish galleon, possesing a quarterdeck and forecastle. It is square rigged and has two masts. During their stay at Hogwarts, the ship was anchored in the Black Lake in front of Hogwarts Castle. The Durmstrang students and Karkaroff slept in the ship at night. At the end of the Tournament, the Durmstrang students boarded their ship and sailed back to Durmstrang. In 1994, Viktor Krum was seen diving off the ship and into the lake by Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley.

Despite being used as a method of transportation by Durmstrang, travelling by underwater ship is a breach of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy.[2]

Behind the scenes

Durmstrang Ship LEGO

The Durmstrang ship in LEGO form.


Notes and references

  1. Pottermore - The Durmstrang Ship
  2. Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test - Grade 1, Question 11
  3. Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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