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U S Navy 1950s Cold War
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First Western Pacific cruise of the USS Shangri-La (CVA 38) after conversion
The following images are from the first cruise of the Shangri-La (The Shang) after its coversion to be the first carrier in the fleet equipped with a canted deck and steam catapults. We visited ports in Japan, Okinawa, Hong Kong, and Manila in the Philippines.
- Jan 1956