Of those Shangri La was activated for Atlantic service for about a year before she went into the yard for her combo 27C/125 modernization. I want to depict Shangri La during that year's period.
To that end, was there any preliminary work done on Shangri La in anticipation of her long conversion period, during the activation process if the year before? I am most concerned with the two bow 40mm mounts (and directors), which, I understand we very wet forward. I know some Essex Class straight decks had them removed a little later in time. I, of course, am also interested in any other additions or removals done during the activation process.
Pictures of Shangri La during that period are few and far between, and good photos more so.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.