Captain Zateyev, commander of the K-19 since before its construction, undertakes one of the tougher challenges of
command in a vessel: forging an experienced, war-ready submarine crew from the disparate personnel assigned.
Zateyev is assisted by acting Executive Officer Vladimir Yenin. By all accounts the two share an excellent working
The sub has a total of 139 men aboard, including missile men, reactor officers, torpedo men, doctors, cooks,
stewards, and several observing officers who were not part of the standard crew.
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