Life & Career
The son of a Reverend W. H. Moody, Clement Moody entered the training establishment on 15 January, 1904.
Moody was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1912.
When war broke out, Moody was in the battleship Venerable. In November, 1915, he was sent to H.M.S. Excellent. From there, Moody was appointed to Cochrane as gunnery officer on 21 January, 1917. He served in her until she paid off on 28 November, 1918.
Moody was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1920 and finally left Revenge on 25 July, 1921. After some staff work and time at Excellent, he was appointed to Iron Duke as her gunnery officer on 24 September, 1923, vice Blake.
Moody was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1925.
In 1931, Moody re-wrote Volume I of the Manual of Gunnery. Captain Tower noted that his output was "interesting and instructive."
Moody was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1933.
World War II
Moody was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1941.
Moody was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 13 December, 1944.
Moody was appointed as Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic vice V/A Robert L. Burnett on 19 July, 1946. Superseded there in May, 1948, Moody was placed on the Retired List at his own request to facilitate the promotion of younger officers on 28 September, 1948. He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List, originally dated 29 September and then antedated to 2 September, 1948.
Irving M. Palmer
|Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
31 Dec, 1934 – 14 Jan, 1936
Randolph S. G. Nicholson
Lionel V. Wells
|Captain of H.M.S. Eagle
1 Jan, 1937 – 1939
Arthur R. M. Bridge
Charles A. A. Larcom
|Director of the Naval Air Division
21 Nov, 1939 – 9 Sep, 1941
Arthur R. M. Bridge
Sir Arthur J. Power
|Commander-in-Chief, East Indies
15 Dec, 1945 – 19 Jul, 1946
Arthur F. E. Palliser
Robert L. Burnett
|Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic
19 Jul, 1946 – May, 1948
Edward D. B. McCarthy
- The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 227.
- The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 235.