In a recent very large battle I found the A.I to be, well lets just say it was just plain poor and suicidal for the ships concerned. Playing as the Royal Navy against Germany, many of my ships, [of all classes] when badly damaged [and suffering heavy flooding] went on a suicidal attack run into the midst of enemy ships. The A.I had taken control of these ships and there was nothing I could do to get control of these back. They just continued to fight until they were sunk or blew up. Surely they should have attempted to withdraw from the battle and head for the nearest friendly base. But none did. Imagine my frustation at these turn of events with no control at all. So clearly the A.I needs some tweaking to deal with these situations. Hopefully this is something the powers that be can remedy in a future update.