Currently all you can do in the fleet screen is recalling your ship from orders, show it on the galaxy map, take stuff and look at the captain's stats.
It would be a lot more useful, if (with a button in most cases) you could:
- See ships stats (or add some basics in a mouse over like for the caption: current hull and shield HP with %, current sector order
- open the ship menu
- enter to the ship
- give sector orders
- an icon for "under attack"
- an icon for "docked to a station"
- if docked, create menu for actions like hiring and trade - basically you don't have to jump inot a ship to so stuff.
- a "take all" button
Also it would be nice if there were custom group tabs, where you could put your ships in order e.g. what they are doing or what size they have. A tab for your battle ships, one for the minser,s one for the traders...