The Render was the first of the Commodus-class destroyers to be completed, but was soon joined by multiple others and formed into the 29th Fleet. Helmed by Captain Yuli, the destroyer was initially used as an escort for the larger cruisers and carrier within the fleet, but soon became used as an infantry transport, capable of holding a marine battalion, as well as 40 ODST's, with fully equiped SOEIV pods.
UNSC Render served the UNSC from 2564, through to 2578, when it was gutted by Covenant plasma torpedoes fired from an assault carrier during Operation: FIRESTORM. Whilst 7 of the 12 Pelican dropships and the ODST's managed to make it off the wrecked ship, many of the crew were lost when a damaged Covenant corvette collided with the wreckage. Captain Yuli was amongst the many who stayed behind to allow others to escape.