Just occurred to me that this is WG injecting realism into the game in the form of delays while orders are relayed from the CO to the watchstander via the controlling station. Next you'll find your ship slowly making a 360 during night battles.
I want my 24Hr Premium time back for when I can actually play. CV is absolutely unplayable. Several seconds of delay between trigger an action and having it start does not work. I am connecting on the NA server over Comcast/Xfinity from Chicagoland and experiencing ping between 30 (normal) and over 1,000. Occasionally the ping will show negative, which I assume is packet loss.