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Admiral Sir Clement Moody KCB (1891–1960) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Fleet.

Sir Clement Moody
Sir Clement Moody
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Commands heldHMS Curacoa
HMS Eagle
East Indies Fleet
South Atlantic Station
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Naval careerEdit

Moody was appointed a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1911.[1] He served in World War I and in 1935 was given command of HMS Curacoa.[2] He commanded the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle from 1937.[2]

He served in World War II as Director of the Naval Air Division and then as Second-in-Command of Naval Air Stations in 1941.[2] He was made Second-in-Command of Aircraft Carriers in Home Waters in 1943; in April 1944 he took part in Operation Cockpit, a bombing raid on Japanese port and oil facilities on Sabang Island (off the northern tip of Sumatra).[3]

He went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Fleet from 15 December 1945 to 8 March 1946.[4][5][6] His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station in 1946; he retired in 1948.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 28543". The London Gazette. 19 October 1911. p. 7606.
  2. ^ a b c d Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  3. ^ "The Royal New Zealand Navy (pp 358 & 359)". NZETC. Retrieved 30 July 2007.
  4. ^ Houterman, J.N. "Royal Navy (RN) Officers 1939-1945 - M - Moody, Sir Clement". Houterman and Kloppes, 2010-2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  5. ^ Admiral Moody's visit The Straits Times, 16 February 1946, Page 4
  6. ^ Guide to the archives on relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia 1945-1963, p. 63 Archived 19 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Power
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Denis Boyd
Preceded by
Sir Robert Burnett
Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station
Succeeded by
Sir Desmond McCarthy