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The skill set exists on a small scale.  Cold riveting skills are readily available and hot riveting is not dissimilar, though heating the rivet is an extra skill.  The scale of rivet gangs, platers and the numerous and various shipyard trades needed to build even a medium sized ship do not exist anymore.

Even the H&W Woolwich production line could not be re-created today.

 

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Other yards still have a riveting facility. Norton Canes Boatbuilders at Glascote, South Island Marina on the Lee and Graeme Pierce at Warwick Fly are 3 that spring to mind. I’m sure there are more......

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