December 29, 2013 12:00 AM

Why is Canada naming its warships after U.S. defeats?

Warships from the U.S. Navy will someday be sailing alongside the Royal Canadian Navy supply ships HMCS Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay, perhaps on a NATO exercise or a humanitarian relief mission. That might get awkward if any historically minded American sailors notice that Queenston and Chateauguay are battles in which Canada defeated America in the War of 1812.

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