Hunt pirates with patrol convoys

 

Town patrol convoys can be used to hunt pirates.

Pirates regularly approach towns where they can get attacked by town patrol convoys. You only have to destroy pirate hideouts manually.

 

Another argument for the widespread use of towns patrols is the fact that you bother to repair the convoy or to re-man it, everthing is done by the game automatically. Moreover, your ships do not appear in the harbour, nor on the sea map.

 

Source: Patrizierforum