Double-pipe heat exchangers are devices that provide the transfer of thermal energy between two fluids at different temperatures. The major use of these heat exchangers is the sensible heating or cooling process of fluids where small heat transfer areas are required. The oil cooler is an example of these processes. In this study, fouled finned, clean finned, fouled unfinned, and clean unfinned double-pipe heat exchangers used as an oil cooler in ships have been compared. In thermal design, suggested different Nusselt number equations have been used, and the results of these equations have been shown in tables and figures. As a result, it is evaluated that using fouled finned double-pipe heat exchanger as oil cooler in ships is the most appropriate selection.