In the fleet deployment, if I select multiple ships that have different orders, I only see the current orders for one (I’m not sure which) ship. This can be confusing, because I have to go and choose each ship individually to see if I’ve missed setting the orders on one (especially if I added another ship after setting orders on existing ones).
To make setting orders on multiple ships easier, and to make orders like formation and cooperate work better, it would be nice to assign ships to squads. This way you could tell a squad to stay in formation, rather than referencing a single ship (which might explode). You could also escort or protect squads rather than individual ships. Finally, all orders would be assigned to the whole squad, so you couldn’t accidentally have a ship with different orders.