The USS Avington was a United States Navy air craft carrier.
To demonstrate the power of his orbital rail gun, Vandal Savage decided to test the weapon on the Avington's carrier group in the Atlantic. He gave a warning first, allowing the Avington to speed up. Though they managed to evade direct impact from the meteorite projectile, the shock wave lifted up the carrier, as well as its closest support vessels, and broke it in two. Many hands managed to save themselves by swimming back to the surface.
To date, the name "Avington" has not been used for any vessel in the US Navy, carrier or otherwise. By modern standards, carriers are named after politicians or admirals; this Avington was presumably either one.