Which directly and predictably led to the German's treating ALL ships as potential Q ships, and simply torpedoing them. Which led to the German torpedoing of the RMS Lusitania, with the deaths of over a thousand civilians, and the entrance of the United States into the war
The whole point of the Q ship was to create civilian casualties to make it easier to sell having the US enter the war.
I have a simpler solution. Have an AC-130 cruise along the length of Somalia's coast, and destroy EVERY Somali boat. Repeat every few nights. The pirate incidents will stop.
I would think a reasoned, relatively cheap approach would be to put a couple of Marine harriers in DJ, with a tanker; and give all commercial maritime traffic the freq to call for help. But what do I know?
They can. If every 3rd shot is WP. I fixed all the Ku and X-band antennas for the bunch. The fire-control was done by other people.