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USS SHANGRI-LA   (CV-38)
(later CVA-38 and CVS-38)



Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Tango - India - Foxtrot
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "ALL STAR"


CLASS - ESSEX (Long Hull) AKA TICONDEROGA
Displacement 27,100 Tons, Dimensions, 888' (oa) x 93' x 28' 7" (Max)
Armament 12 x 5"/38AA, 32 x 40mm, 46 x 20mm, 82 Aircraft.
Armor, 4" Belt, 2 1/2" Hanger deck, 1 1/2" Deck, 1 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 150,000 SHP; Westinghouse Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 3448.

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The Early Years — World War II
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023864
129k

"PORTSMOUTH, Va., Feb.18[, 1944]--USS SHANGRI LA SET FOR LAUNCHING--This is the 27,500-ton aircraft carrier Shangri La, as long as any ship ever built in the United States, on the ways at Norfolk Navy Yard where it will be launched Feb.24 by Mrs. James Doolittle, wife of Maj.Gen. James Doolittle who led the April 18, 1942, bombing raid on Tokyo. President Roosevelt, responding to a question as to the take-off site of the fliers, said it was fictious 'Shangri La.'"

APWirephoto from U.S. Navy.

David Buell
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023816
111k

USS Shangri-La (CV-38) is christened by Mrs. James H. Doolittle, during launching ceremonies at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, 24 February 1944. Rear Admiral Felix X. Gygax, the Navy Yard Commandant, is in the foreground, holding a microphone close to the sponsor's champagne bottle as it smashes into the new carrier's bow.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 75633), courtesy of James Russell.

NHC
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023816a
164k

Shangri-La (CV-38) is launched at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, Thursday, 24 February 1944.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023816b
227k David Buell
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023813
426k Commissioning of "Shang", September 15, 1944.

David Anderson
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023873
226k

Undated (probably late 1944) aerial view of USS Shangri-La (CV-38) underway, painted in Measure 33, Design 10A camouflage. Note destroyer steaming astern of Shangri-La (top left corner of the photo).

BuAer photo # 301910.

Ed Zajkowski
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023844
159k

"On October 15, [1944 ...] At precisely 11:32:15, Cdr. Wallace Sherrill, Commander Air Group Eighty-Five, piloting a TBM-3 Avenger, Buno. 23085, made the first landing aboard Shangri-La. Aboard the torpedo bomber as passengers were Lt. Cdr. C. W. Dougherty and Lt. McDowell."

The photo, taken in the Wardroom, shows the celebration of the first landing. The man cutting the cake is CDR Sherrill; CDR J. F. Wigelius, Air Boss, is standing on the left; CDR Joseph F. Quilter, XO, is standing in the middle.

(Information from Bob Ketenheim, Historian, USS Shangri-La Association. Quote from his book, "USS Shangri-La History," page 14.)

Official Navy photograph, # CV-38-221-12-12-1944.

Robert M. Cieri
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023868
88k

A North American P-51D Mustang about to be launched from the deck of USS Shangri-La, November 1944, during Navy evaluation tests as to the suitability of the Mustang for carrier service (USN). There is a story about a P-51D Mustang and a Bearcat [(F8F)] taking off side by side from a standing start for a mock dogfight. The Bearcat reportedly had made two passes at the Mustang before the latter had raised its flaps and wheels.

Photo and text from Aircraft Carriers, by Norman Polmar.

Robert Hurst
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023869
35k

A Marine Corps PBJ-1H Mitchell patrol bomber landing onboard the carrier USS Shangri-La, November 1944, during Navy evaluation tests as to the suitability of the Mitchell for carrier service (USN).

Photo and text from Aircraft Carriers, by Norman Polmar.

Robert Hurst
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023840
95k Taken at Trinidad, B.W.I., sometime between November 26 and December 16, 1944, during her shakedown cruise. At this time Shangri-La was camouflaged in Ms.33, Design 10A; she was repainted in Ms. 21 in February 1945, in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. (Thanks to Bob Ketenheim, Historian, USS Shangri-La Association, who provided additional info).

Timm Smith
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023815
219k Ship's Bell.

David Anderson
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023863
144k

USS Shangri-La (CV-38) underway, January 1945. BuAer photo # 307283. She was painted in Measure 33, Design 10A camouflage, which added a certain grace to the lines of the ship.

Shangri-La spent most of the month in the Atlantic, then transited the Panama Canal (24 Jan) and headed for San Diego.

David Buell
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023874
75k

USS Shangri-La (CV-38) steaming in Chesapeake Bay, 1944, painted in Measure 33, Design 10A camouflage. U.S. Navy photo.

Tommy Trampp
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023861
31k

USS Cahaba (AO-82) refueling USS Shangri-La (CV-38) and USS Iowa (BB-61), July 1945. Photo taken from battleship Iowa.

Pieter Bakels
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023870
105k

USS Shangri-La (CV-38), refueling underway, Western Pacific, July 1945.

Robert Rocker
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023817
81k

Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., Commander, Task Force 38, (left) with John L. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, on board USS Shangri-La (CV-38), during Sullivan's visit to combat force in the western Pacific, July 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-343854).

NHC
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023805
117k

Underway in the Pacific, with her crew paraded on the flight deck, 17 August 1945. Note use of the letter "Z" on the flight deck instead of her hull number.

Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-278827).

NHC
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023818
87k

USS Shangri-La (CV-38) comes alongside USS Attu (CVE-102) to transfer personnel and supplies, 3 September 1945. Attu's cruise book claims that this was the first side-by-side underway replenishment by two aircraft carriers.

Collection of Captain Hays R. Browning, USNR.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 96051).

NHC
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023841
59k An F7F-3N Tigercat from Marine Night Fighter Squadron 534 (VMF(N)-534), which carqualed on Shangri-La in February 1946. (Thanks to Bob Ketenheim, Historian, USS Shangri-La Association, who provided additional info).

Timm Smith
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023876
39k

"On February 7, [1946] Shangri-La got underway from San Diego with Rear Admiral W.K. Harrill, COMFAIRWESTCOAST, aboard to observe carrier tests of the twin-engined F7F[-3N] Tigercat fighters of Marine Night Fighter Squadron [(VMF(N))] 534. During the test conducted on the 8th, several F7Fs received damage from hard landings. One such landing resulted in the starboard wing of a Tigercat snapping off at the wing root, sending the wreckage careening down the deck. The pilot, 1st Lt. C.J. O'Malley, USMCR, crawled out uninjured and, upon his insistence, the flight deck crew decided not to jettison the aircraft. O'Malley's insistence paid off, for, upon close examination, a weakness was discovered in the F7F wing attachment which resulted in all Tigercats being withdrawn from further carrier operations until a stronger wing attachment system could be redesigned."

Text from USS Shangri-La CV / CVA / CVS-38, by Bob Ketenheim (Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 2002). VMF(N)-534 Squadron patch.

Tommy Trampp
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS0570214
192k International News Photo, dated March 1946, of Norfolk with USS Shangri-La (CV-38) in the center; also at the pier are USS Hank (DD-702), USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) and USS Borie (DD-704).

David Buell
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023845
190k

"Hellcats Rehearse for Operations 'Crossroads'," from the May 17, 1946 issue of "The Dry Dock," the newspaper of the San Diego Naval Hospital.

David Buell
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023860
43k

Perhaps taken at the same time as photo NS023825, below?

Pieter Bakels
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023825
85k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, February 17, 1947.

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023826
85k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, March 6, 1947. Bow view, approx. 45 degrees off center line. Taken in Puget Sound, off Blake Island.

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023827
55k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, March 6, 1947. Stern view, from aft center line. Taken in Puget Sound, off Blake Island.

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023828
60k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, March 6, 1947. Head on view. Taken in Puget Sound, off Blake Island.

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023872
329k

Marine Corps Detachment, USS Shangri-La (CV-38). Photo believed to have been taken off Roi-Namur in between World War II and the Korean War.

Wally explains: "My Uncle, Louis H. Albert [NS023872a] was born in the Newark area and later resided in Lake Parsippany, NJ. He was an expert rifleman and once held the Recruit Rifle Range record at Parris Island! Needless to say I was very proud of him as it contributed to my joining the Corps in 1966." In the USMC Detachment photo Louis is in the 1st Squad, 8th man from the left.

Wally Howerton,
MSgt, USMC, Ret
nephew of Louis H. Albert
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023872a
215k
SCB-27C & SCB-125 Modernization
Undergoing Modernization
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023829
56k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, May 8, 1954. General view of Port side showing outward appearance of Canted Deck. Note tall mast. (Photo # NY8-11201).

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023830
43k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, June 8, 1954. Port bow section removed for installation of bow enclosure. (Photo # NY8-11358).

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023831
45k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, June 8, 1954. Preparation for removal of shell plating Fr. 1-23 Starboard for installation of enclosed bow. (Photo # NY8-11359).

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023832
68k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, June 24, 1954. Starboard bow showing removal of shell plating and staging girders in place for commencement of Bow Enclosure installation. (Photo # NY8-11419).

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023833
63k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, June 24, 1954. Bow removal is shown preparatory to installation of new Bow Enclosure. (Photo # NY8-11420).

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023834
52k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, August 10, 1954. Bow enclosure, general view of structural work. (Photo # NY8-11566).

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023835
58k

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, October 7, 1954. New bow nears structural completion. (Photo # NY8-11773).

Seattle Branch of the National Archives photo.

Tracy White
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023846
132k

A series of five photos likely taken soon after her SCB-27C/125 conversion at Puget Sound, November 14, 1952–January 10, 1955. Note a number of 3"/50 guns still on board.

David Buell
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023846a
147k
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023846b
129k
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023846c
113k
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023846d
109k
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023847
138k

The modernized Shangri-La ready for sea trials, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA, February 9, 1955. Note absence of catapult bridle arrestors (compare to photos NS023846a and NS023846b.)

Robert M. Cieri
After Modernization
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023812
80k Photo taken in the mid-50s with Point Loma, CA, in background. Pete Kocourek
CV-38 Shangri La
NS023801
24k 1955+ Angled flight deck installed. USN
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023848
180k

This color postcard from Yale Publishing Co., San Diego, CA, shows USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) as she appeared in the late 1950s.

David Buell
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023839
148k

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38). From Our Navy magazine, 1 August 1956.

This photo was probably taken in 1956, with Air Task Group 3 (ATG-3) aboard.

Stanley Svec
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023806
111k At sea, launching F9F Cougar fighters, 10 January 1956. Note steam rising from her port catapult. Photographed by B. W. Kortge.

Official U.S. Navy photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo # NH-75661).
NHC
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023854
186k

"This separates the men from the boys. Having this facing you, coming in at 150 knots, at times in low visibility, high seas, and worst of all, the darkness of night puts Naval Aviators in a class of their own. Note the Landing Signal Officer on the left and the light system that aids landing." Photo appears to have been taken in the first half of the 1960s.

Courtesy of VFP62.com
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023819
115k

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) underway at sea off Mayport, Florida, with Carrier Air Group Ten (CAG-10) embarked, August 1960. Aircraft parked on the forward flight deck include F8U and F4D fighters, A4D and AD attack planes. Photographed by PH1 R.A. Moulder.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97589).

NHC
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023858
108k

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) at anchor in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, possibly in mid or late 1960, shortly after she transferred from the Pacific.

Photo by Stan Johnson, courtesy of Pam Johnson.

Frances Matlock
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023849
117k

A bow on aerial view of USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) underway off Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, June 13, 1961. Other units of the US Second Fleet participating in Operation LANTFLEX 4/61 are in the background. Photo from the ship's photo lab (#CVA-38-3098-6-61) by PH1 R.A. Moulder.

On May 30 Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo had been assassinated and a general uprising seemed about to follow. Shangri-La rendezvoused with USS Intrepid (CVA-11) and USS Randolph (CVS-15); for nearly two weeks the three carriers and their escorts patrolled the waters around Hispaniola and Puerto Rico.

Robert M. Cieri
CV-38 Shangri La
NS023803
67k In July 1962, I was an AG-2 stationed aboard the USS Randolph, CVS-15. We were homeport out of Norfolk and operated as Task Group Alpha. In the Summer of 1962, Task Group Alpha went on a Med Cruise to give the USNA Middies a little at-sea time. While in the Med, we joined up with the USS Shangri La , CV-38 and USS Independence, CV-62. With the three Carrier Task Forces combined, we had the largest gathering of US Naval Warships in the Med since the latter days of WWII. ©Frank K. Roshto
CV-38 Shangri La
NS023804
56k See above. ©Frank K. Roshto
CV-38 Shangri La
NS023802
167k Underway, date and place unknown. USN
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023853
31k At anchor, date and location unknown.

Robert Hurst
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023856
175k

Official US Navy photograph of USS Shangri-La (CVA-38), taken in the Mediterranean Sea on her 4th Med Cruise and 9th overseas deployment, February 15–September 20, 1965. The Air Wing embarked was CVW-10, tailcode "AK."

Robert M. Cieri
CVA-38 & CVA-60
NS026028
71k

U.S. Sixth Fleet ships at anchor in Augusta Bay, Sicily, on 17 March 1965. The smaller carrier, at left, is USS Shangri-La (CVA-38). The larger carrier, at right, is USS Saratoga (CVA-60). Other U.S. Navy ships visible include two guided missile light cruisers (CLG), two guided-missile frigates (DLG), six destroyers (DD), two oilers (AO) and other auxiliaries. There are also several merchant ships present.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1111048).

NHC
CVA-38
NS023837
199k

Extensive damage to Shangri-La's starboard bow shows above her waterline after the collision with USS Newman K. Perry (DD-883), August 27, 1965. Some damage was also sustained below the waterline. Photo by PH2 Jack Weir. (See USS Shangri-La Reunion Association website for further info).

Rebecca Parnell
CVA-38
NS023838
27k

View of the island structure, circa 1966.

Courtesy of the USS Shangri-La Reunion Association
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023820
125k

A crewman paints one of the carrier's hausepipes, while supporting himself on anchor chain, 4 May 1966. Photographed by PH2 Jack Weir. Note the position of this man's safety line, passing under his chin. This is not healthy!

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97590).

NHC
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023850
50k

Right front view of VA-81 "Sunliners" A-4E Skyhawk BuNo 150125, AJ-402, as the deck crew hooks her up to one of the Shang's catapults, circa 1966–1967.

Howie Houserman, VA-81 (1966–1969)
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023865
35.5M

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) refueling from USS Aucilla (AO-56), circa 1967.

Format: Audio Video Interleave (.AVI)  Duration: 1' 46"  Size: 720 x 480

Howie Houserman, VA-81 (1966–1969)
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023866
14.1M

Aircraft of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 landing on USS Shangri-La (CVA-38), sometime between late 1966 and mid-1967. Three A-4E Skyhawks of VA-81 "Sunliners;" a C-1 Trader, the ship's Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) plane; the last two aircraft appear to be an F-8E Crusader of VF-13 "Night Cappers" and an RF-8G of VFP-62 "Fighting Photos."

Format: Audio Video Interleave (.AVI)  Duration: 1' 24"  Size: 720 x 480

Howie Houserman, VA-81 (1966–1969)
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023867
40.0M

Aircraft of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8. F-8D Crusaders from VF-13 "Night Cappers" and VF-62 "Boomerangs;" A-4E and A-4B Skyhawks from VA-83 "Rampagers," VA-81 "Sunliners" and VSF-1 "War Eagles;" and RF-8G Crusaders from VFP-62 "Fighting Photos." Sometime between late 1966 and mid-1967.

Format: Audio Video Interleave (.AVI)  Duration: 1' 48"  Size: 720 x 480

Howie Houserman, VA-81 (1966–1969)
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023809
100k Taken during a deployment in 1967 in Med. I was attached to Staff CTG 60.2 COMCRUDESFLOT TEN. We were embarked on Shangri-La during the 6 day war in 67 when the USS Liberty got shot up. Picture shows great coverage of the air group as well. Jack Dowd, CDR, USNR (Ret.)
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023821
130k

Friends and relatives crowd the gangways to welcome home their loved ones as the carrier returns to Mayport, Florida, following an eight month deployment with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. About 1600 people were waiting on the pier to greet the ship. Photograph dated 20 May 1967.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 97591).

NHC
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023851
36k

Right side in-flight view of VA-81 "Sunliners" A-4C Skyhawk formation. Clockwise from top: BuNo 147829, AJ-401; BuNo 145076, AJ-403; BuNo 149531, AJ-412; and BuNo 149646, AJ-410. Circa 1967–1968.

Howie Houserman, VA-81 (1966–1969)
CVA-38 + AFS-2 + CVA-62
NS023871
49k

On 25 June 1968 the U.S. Sixth Fleet celebrated its 20th anniversary with a close formation, an air power demonstration, a 20-gun salute and a pass-in-review. The crews of (top to bottom) USS Independence (CVA-62), USS Sylvania (AFS-2) and USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) spell out "POWER FOR PEACE", Sixth Fleet's motto.

Rebecca Parnell
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023862
109k

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) at Genoa, Italy, Saturday, 29 June 1968. This was the carrier's sixth, and second to last, Med Cruise (15 November 1967–4 August 1968). Air Wing was Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8), tail code "AJ."

Photos by Carlo Martinelli
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023862a
153k
CVA-38 Shangri-La
NS023822
51k

Vought F-8C Crusader jet fighter (BuNo 146956), assigned to VF-62 "Boomerangs," in flight over USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) in December 1968.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 71870).

NHC
CVS-38 Shangri-La
NS023811
87k

USS Shangri-La (CVS-38) cruises toward Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, on 11 February 1970.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# K-81800).

Courtesy of the USS Shangri-La Reunion Association
CVS-38 Shangri-La
NS023807
67k

During her last voyage down to New Zealand, November 1970.

Official U.S. Navy photo.

Gary McGee
CVS-38 Shangri-La
NS023823
87k

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) William Belden ejects from his Douglas A-4E Skyhawk attack aircraft (Bureau # 150117) as it rolls into the carrier's port catwalk after suffering a brake failure following recovery, 2 July 1970. LtJG Belden ejected safely and was rescued by Shangri-La's helicopter.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 90350).

NHC
CVS-38 Shangri-La
NS023808
99k In the Tasman Sea, during her last voyage, November 1970. (Author unknown)

Gary McGee
CVS-38 Shangri-La
NS023877
115k

"MADE IT BUT JUST BARELY—This sailor made it back from shore leave in Sydney, Australia last month, but just barely. He was aboard the USS Shangri-La which returned to Jacksonville yesterday after its last voyage. The enterprising sailor talked an Australian patrol boat into taking him out to the ship, after he missed it at the dock, and his friends threw him a line." (APWIREPHOTO, 19 December 1970.)

Tommy Trampp
The Crew
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023842
74k Sherwood Smith, plankowner, on the island, at the base of the tripod. San Diego, November 1945.

Timm Smith, son of Sherwood Smith
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023836
70k Petty Officer 2nd Class (Radar - CIC) Joseph J. Groark, USS Shangri-La, March-August 1946. Debi Groark, daughter of Joseph J. Groark
Memorabilia
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023855
40k U.S.S. Shangri La UIM patch.

Robert M. Cieri
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023843
68k A Sears, Roebuck & Co. war stamp drive poster.

Timm Smith
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023843a
19k War bond.

Bob Ketenheim, Historian, USS Shangri-La Association
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023875
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7.47M The Shangri-La Horizon, Thanksgiving Edition, 1944.

Timm Smith
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023857
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Timm Smith
CV-38 Shangri-La
NS023814
416k Season's Greetings.

David Anderson
Ex-USS Shangri-La
Ex Shangri-La
NS023852
61k Ex-USS Shangri-La moored at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in June 1988, shortly before she was towed to Kaohsiung, Taiwan to be scrapped.

Gary Schurr
Patches

NS023824
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Crew Contact and Reunion Information
Date: 3 September – 9 September 2012
Place: Mobile, AL
Contact: Bob Hayner, 2nd VP and Webmaster
USS Shangri-La Reunion Association
Address: 516 New Jersey Ave., Brick, NJ 08724-1414
Phone: 732-458-2261
E-mail: bopahay@comcast.net
Web site: USS Shangri-La Reunion Association
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