A little "what-if" had the Kongo survive WWII, and went on to be modernized for future use. She is seen here steaming in the South China sea, on patrol as the Japanese Marine Self Defense Force's flag ship.
Note: Her hull design comes from a mixture of things, including modern Japanese Naval Architecture, as well as some parts from fictional works such as the Dai Gurren from Gurren Laggan, and the Naked Sol from KLK. But most of all, she has the original IJN Kongo's pleasing lines. Her 14in guns are large railguns, and she is bristling with Harpoon-missile launchers, 5-in Mk.45 guns, and 20mm CIWS.