The submarine commander of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet Shch-304 Yakov Pavlovich Afanasyev.
The submarine Shch-304 from the beginning of World War II carried out two military campaigns. In its last military campaign, “Щ-304” was released on October 27, 1942. Shch-304 didn’t get in touch anymore and didn’t return to the naval base. The submarine died in a mine in the northern part of the Nashorn mine barrage after October 29, 1942.