USS McNulty was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort laid down on November 17, 1943 and launched on January 8, the following year. It was commissioned on March 31, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. William C. Jennings’ command as DE-581 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on July 2, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 186 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, Hingham, New Guinea, Hollandia, Korea, Lingayen, Okinawa or China. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and used as a target ship during training exercises in California in 1972. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS McNulty received 2 battle stars.