My bad. The information I was pointing you towards
" The Ark Royal is crewed by up to 1,350 sailors, but arrived at Port Canaveral with only about 650. The Harriers -- known for their short take-offs and vertical take-offs and landings -- had already flown back to the United Kingdom, leaving only helicopters on deck when the ship arrived."
was actually on Page 1, and only directly answered your question about the location of the aircraft (though the lack of numbers onboard may account for the reluctance to do Procedure Alpha).