That the ship was NOT fitted with a catapult while on operations in 1940 does appears to be correct.
That she was still NOT so fitted after a six month repair from September onwards I find more than unusual. Re the 'Particulars of HM Ships'. I am familiar with the publication, and have over the years taken information from it en masse, noting the MANY errors contained therein. This is not to say that the information is incorrect, but I would like to have visual confirmation. But --- as I am not the one doing the artwork, then ---.
A small point to note. or not to make note of for the writer.
That the ship lacked the pom pom director, one or both. Over the years, I had conversations with crewmen who had manned these early purely optical directors, and without radar mounted type 282s and a direct power linkage to the pom pom mounting, the utility of the director was, in the words of one person, 'about two degrees above useless'. As I wrote in my minimus opus of recent date, the key factor in AA defense was how the ship was organized to fight.
Note to author; PLEASE, include a wartime WT rig. One could easily write e thousands d word caption, and, you would be the first to have one published. Modellers would be so pleased, as it would give the run of every wire to each attachment point.