Even yards that build warships? I thought that the American pioneered building ships in pre fabricated sections that are later brought together - which demanded high levels of dimensional accuracy?
That's nigh-on eighty years ago. "High Accuracy" is a relative term.
There's a reason Avondale shipyard is no longer a shipyard - and that isn't down to Katrina. Used to have some eye-watering photos of the cabling installed on LPD 17. Phil the Greek would have been referring to Indians......